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Coordinating conjunctions: Also called coordinators, are conjunctions that join two or more items of equal syntactic importance

, such as words, main clauses or sentences: for and nor but or yet so Subordinations conjunctions Also called subordinators, are conjunctions that introduce a dependant clause. The most common subordinating conjunctions in the English language include the following: After, although, as if, as much as, as long as, as soon as, as though, because, before, even if, even though, if, in that, in order that, lest, since, so that, than, that, though, unless, until, when, whenever, where, wherever, whether, while Premodifyer Is a modifier placed before the head. e.g. 16-year-old students Postmodifyer Is a modifier placed after the head e.g. Students aged 16 years Noun phrases In English, for some purposes, noun phrases can be treated as single grammatical units. This is most noticeable in the syntax of the English genitive case. In a phrase such as The Premier of Victoria’s beach house, the possessive clitic "'s" is not added to The Premier who actually has the beach house, but instead to Victoria, as the end of the whole phrase. The clitic modifies the entire phrase The Premier of Victoria. Verb phrases A phrase consisting of a verb and its auxiliaries, such as should be finished in the sentence: MacRob students should be finished on Wednesdays by 1.35pm.