What are conjunctions?

Conjunctions are joining words. They link two clauses to make them into one.

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The main conjunctions in German are coordinating and subordinating conjunctions:

  • coordinating conjunctions are simple and do not change the word order
  • subordinating conjunctions send the verb to the end of the clause

There are also a few conjunctions which invert the verb and subject, but do not send them to the end of the clause.