Spanish Conjunction

SPANISH CONJUNCTION

Definition: A Spanish Conjunction is used to connect words within a sentence. However, conjunctions can also be used at the beginning of a sentence to join it with a previous sentence.

Here we can show some useful coordinating conjunctions::

and = y
or = o
but = pero, mas, sino
nor = ni

Conjunction in Spanish

Conjunctions are classified into different groups according to their role in sentence so we may classify them in:

Coordinating conjunctions: These conjunctions link two or more sentences with a similar or equivalent meaning. It has these subcategories:

  • Copulative conjunctions:
  • He is very smart and responsible.
  • Él es muy inteligente y responsable.
  • Disjunctive conjunction:
  • You can buy this Spanish Grammar book or this Portuguese Grammar book.
  • Usted puede comprar este libro de gramática española o este libro de gramática portuguesa.
  • Adversative conjunctions:
  • They bought this new computer, but it doesn’t like them.
  • Ellos compraron esta nueva computadora, pero no le gustan.
  • She went shopping, but forgot her money.
  • Ella fue de compras, más se olvidó de su dinero.
  • George does not study, however always play football.
  • George no estudia, empero siempre juega futbol.
  • He did not bring the report but a report.
  • Él no trajo el informe sino un reporte.
  • Your mother will not come to party, however you should come.
  • Tu mamá no vendrá a l fiesta, sin embargo tu si tienes que venir.
  • Alternative conjunctions:
  • I will be there, whether he comes, or he doesn’t.
  • Yo vendré, sea que venga, sea que no.

Subordinate conjunctions: These conjunctions link the components of a sentence but subordinate one to another. According on the nature of subordination, they are distinguished in:

  • Causal subordinate conjunctions:
  • She did not come, because it had rained.
  • Ella no vino, porque había llovido.
  • Comparative subordinate conjunctions:
  • He wants this dessert as well as this one.
  • Él quiere este postre, asi como este otro.

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