Definition: A conjunction links words or groups of words. There are two types of French conjunctions.

  1. Coordinating conjunctions join words and groups of words with an equal value.
    J'aime les pommes et les oranges.
    I like apples and oranges.

    Il ne mange ni la viande ni les lgumes. He eats neither meat nor vegetables.

    Veux-tu aller en France ou en Italie?
    Do you want to go to France or Italy?

    Je veux le faire, mais je n'ai pas d'argent.
    I want to do it, but I don't have any money.
  2. Subordinating conjunctions join dependent clauses to main clauses.
    J'ai dit que j'aime les pommes.
    I said that I like apples.

    Il travaille pour que vous puissiez manger.
    He works so that you can eat.

    J'ai russi l'examen bien que je n'aie pas tudi.
    I passed the test even though I didn't study.

    Il est parti parce qu'il a peur.
    He left because he is afraid.

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