Conjunctions: and, but, or



You can use and, but, and or when connecting words or phrases.

And - used when connecting words and phrases that agree in a positive manner.

I speak English and French.

I like to play the piano and attend live music performances.

But - used when connecting words and phrases that disagree with each other, or contrast.

I speak English but I don't speak Spanish.

(I speak English but not Spanish).

I love the smell of seafood, but I cannot eat it.

Or - (1) used when connecting words and phrases that agree in a negative manner.

I don't speak Spanish or Italian.

I can't attend the meetings on Friday or Monday because I will be out of town.

(2) used when listing alternatives or options

Would you like coffee, tea, or water?

You can take your vacation in June, July, or August.


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