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Types of Conjunctions Coordinating Conjunctions
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CONJUNCTIONS (So, Because, Before, After, Except)

Make relationship between two clauses / sentences

As If As if If only As long as
Either Even Even if Even so Even though
How However In case In order that In spite of
Since Than Rather than Till Until
That Now that Though Although As though
So Because Before After Except
Only Once Otherwise Neither Unless
What Where When Whenever Whereas
While Without Wherever Whether
  USES OF : So, Because, Before, After, Except.
SO
 
'So' is used when you are emphasizing a fact by saying what the result of it is.
Examples
There weren't enough beds, so I had to sleep on the floor.
Waiter ignored his serving, so I got a spoon and ate it myself.
BECAUSE
 
'Because' denotes the closets causal conjunction:
Examples
She goes to the tennis club because she likes to play tennis.
He went to bed because he was tired.
BEFORE
 
It is used for saying how much time passes until something happens.
Examples
We moved to London before the war.
Several years went by before I realized that Jack had lied to me.
AFTER
 
It is used when a particular time has passed, or when an event or action has ended.
Examples
After you'd left, I got a phone call from Stuart.
This message arrived after everyone had gone home.
EXCEPT
 
Except was once in good use as a Conjunction:
Examples
Except (= unless) ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Except one dies, one can not see heaven.
  Note: In modern English its place has been taken by unless.
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Types of Conjunctions Coordinating Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions Correlative Conjunctions