# Mastering Conjunctions

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### What are some common alternatives to using 'for' as a conjunction?

because, since, as

### What is the function of 'nor' as a conjunction?

to compare a negative, contrasting idea

### How is 'so' used as a conjunction?

to show a reaction or consequence

### What is the difference between 'for' and 'because' as conjunctions?

'For' is more formal than 'because'

### What is the difference between 'nor' and 'neither' as conjunctions?

'Nor' is used to show an exception or contrast, while 'neither' compares negative, contrasting ideas

### What is the difference between 'but' and 'or' as conjunctions?

'But' compares contrasting ideas or highlights an exception, while 'or' highlights two choices

## Study Notes

### Conjunctions: Alternatives and Functions

• Common alternatives to using 'for' as a conjunction include 'since', 'because', 'as', and 'inasmuch as', which all indicate a cause-and-effect relationship.

### Nor as a Conjunction

• 'Nor' is used as a conjunction to indicate a negative correlation or additive exclusion, often in conjunction with 'neither' or 'not'.

### So as a Conjunction

• 'So' is used as a conjunction to indicate a cause-and-effect relationship, often to show a logical consequence or result, and can be used in place of 'therefore', 'thus', or 'consequently'.

### For vs. Because

• 'For' and 'because' are both conjunctions used to indicate a cause-and-effect relationship, but 'for' is often used in more formal or literary writing, while 'because' is more commonly used in informal writing and speech.

### Nor vs. Neither

• 'Nor' and 'neither' are both negative conjunctions, but 'nor' is used to indicate the absence or negation of something, while 'neither' is used to indicate the absence or negation of two things.

### But vs. Or

• 'But' and 'or' are both conjunctions, but 'but' is used to indicate a contrast or exception, while 'or' is used to indicate a choice or alternative.

Test Your Knowledge of Conjunctions: Learn the Proper Usage of 'For', 'And', 'Nor', and 'Now'

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