CONJUNCTIONS AND PREPOSITIONSUNIT 12: CONJUNCTIONS AND PREPOSITIONS
FANBOYS (For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so )
For (= Because ): I'm not going to join the club, for I'm not sure of its purpose.
Yet/But (= However): He has a good job, yet he never seems satisfied.
Nor (= and not ): Dick didn't pass the test, nor did his friend, John.
So (= Therefore): My foot still hurt yesterday, so I went to see a doctor.
Simultaneous actions: White, as, the moment/instant
Sequential action: When, before, after, until
Reason: Since, because, now what, seeing that.
Condition: If, unless, provided, as long as, once
Concession: Even if, even though, although, though.
Purpose: (So) that, in order that.
Contrast: Whereas, while
Unreal comparison: As if, as though
Distinction Between Conjunctions and Prepositions
Conjunction are followed by subject + verb, while prepositions are fol-lowed by noun or an-ing form.
While vs during
(Al)though vs despite
Because vs because of
A. For ( How long...) vs during ( When...)
For two weeks, during the winter
B. By (completion) vs until (Continuation)
Have it done by tomorrow. Use the car until this evening
C. Between (two) vs among (More than two)
Between the eyes among the crowd
D. Prepositions at the end of questions
Who did you come with ? What is this for ? What is it like ?