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A conjunction is a part of speech that joins words, phrases and clauses together. Beyond the function of uniting words, phrases and clauses together, conjunctions can as well join paragraphs together. Examples of the roles of conjunctions are seen in the sentences below: Uduak and Akpan are friends. Andrew is fair in complexion while his son is dark. Chike as well as the other boys have all left for the river. Grammatically, the definition is correct, considering the sentences above. Without the help of conjunctions, the above sentences would be realised in fragments. From this role which is invariably unique from other parts of speech, we may define a conjunction as the invariable grammatical particle that conjuncts lexical properties and other materials relevant for language analysis. Conjunctions unify or create unity among lexical properties, particularly nouns and pronouns. (9.1) TYPES OF CONJUNCTIONS:                                Conjunctions are grouped int


    CATEGORIES OF THE ENGLISH TENSE One of the features of verbs is that they show time. This involves the use of series of verb forms to express or indicate time in various sentences. Tenses are used to establish a relationship between verbs and the time they are used in sentences. In other words, the time when an action is performed determines the type of verb form to be used. These verb forms are used in varying forms to show time in the present, future and past. These may be represented thus:                                                    Tenses                         Future                       present                          past         Simple future           simple present          simple past         Future continuous   present continuous   past continuous         Future perfect          present perfect         past perfect     Basically, there are three types of tenses in the English language. These include the future tense, the present tense an


CONTENTS   The Introduction (1) The A Group Punctuation Marks (i) Colons (:) (ii) Commas (,) (iii) Dashes ( ­_ ) (iv) Exclamation Mark (!) (v) Full Stop (.) (vi) Question Marks (?)  (vii) Semi-Colon (2) The B Group Punctuation Marks: (i) Apostrophe (’) (ii) Hyphen (-) (iii)Brackets or Parenthesis ( )             * Double/Multiple Parenthesis : (iv) Quotation Marks/Inverted Commas (‘…’ or “…”) (v)Capital Letters (3) The “C” Group Punctuation Marks (i) Asterisks (*) (ii) Ellipses (iii) Caret ( ∧) The Introduction The more commonly used punctuations in English are: capital letters and full stops, question marks, commas, quotation marks, semi-colons, colons, exclamation marks, dash, hyphen and others. They may be grouped in two ways: the terminal markers which are applied at the end of sentences, and the interior markers used within the structures. The reason for punctuations is for the clarity of information design. It gives concis