alternative conjunction

alternative conjunction
Gram.
a conjunction, as or, that expresses an alternative relationship between the words, phrases, or clauses it connects.
[1930-35]

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alternative conjunction,
1. an adversative conjunction; conjunction connecting two terms but contrasting their meaning. Examples: but, yet, however.
2. a disjunctive conjunction, connecting two terms but disconnecting their meaning. Examples: either…or, neither…nor.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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