In many conjunctions, the second clause, together with the conjunctor, may physically precede the first clause. For example:
Other conjunctions may not be inverted. For example:
A third group of conjunctions allows inversion but only if both first and second clauses are introduced by conjunctors.
The following is a list of conjunctors that allow or do not allow clause inversion.
Conjunctors that allow inversion with optional or obligatory occurrence of conjunctors in the second clause.
The following conjunctors are on the formal side and should be used rarely if at all in casual speech:
Transition words, phrases, and clauses connect the ideas expressed in a series of sentences. Like conjunctors, these devices, along with certain particles, insure the continuity of the flow of ideas through the discourse. Although only transition clauses result in complex sentences, we present all three here because of their functional affinity with conjunctors.