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  1. May 2017
    1. Real condition “if” 2KI 4:29 וַיֹּ֨אמֶר לְגֵיחֲזִ֜י חֲגֹ֣ר מָתְנֶ֗יךָ wayyomer legehazi hagor mothneykha Then Elisha said to Gehazi, "Dress for travel Then Elisha realized that something must have happened to her son. So he said to Gehazi, "Get ready to leave immediately.

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  2. Apr 2017
  3. Mar 2017
    1. The most common conjunction is ו. It has many translations.

      Unlike the other conjunctions, the ו cannot "stand alone", but has to be connected to another word as a prefix. This can be a noun, a verb, a pronoun, or a particle.

      In front of a direct object marker: 1SA 25:11 וְלָקַחְתִּ֤י אֶת־לַחְמִי֙ וְאֶת־מֵימַ֔י‮a‬ וְאֵת֙ טִבְחָתִ֔י I will take my bread and my water and my meat. (note: when describing a list, Hebrew often adds the conjunction between every item on the list. In English this does not always have to be translated).

      In front of a noun: 2KI 7:8 כֶּ֤סֶף וְזָהָב֙ silver and gold.

      In front of a participle: ZEC 3:3 וְעֹמֵ֖ד לִפְנֵ֥י הַמַּלְאָֽךְ‬ and he was standing in front of the angel.

      In front of an infinitive absolute: GEN 41:43 וְנָתֹ֣ון אֹתֹ֔ו עַ֖ל כָּל־אֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃ and he set him over the whole land of Egypt.

      In front of a personal pronoun: ISA 49:4 וַאֲנִ֤י אָמַ֨רְתִּי֙ and I said.

      Take note: most verbs that have a ו prefix are not conjunctions, but form a consecutive form of the perfect or imperfect.

    2. ו

      Also, Hebrew sentences often start with a ו. Usually this does not need to be translated.

    3. Missing: אַף and פֶּן, and the combination כִּ֤י אִם

      אַף "also" GEN 40:16 אַף־אֲנִי֙ בַּחֲלֹומִ֔י I also in dream / I also had a dream.

      פֶּן "lest" "so that not" "not to" GEN 31:24 הִשָּׁ֧מֶר לְךָ֛ פֶּן־תְּדַבֵּ֥ר עִֽם־יַעֲקֹ֖ב be careful not to speak with Jacob / guard yourself lest you say anything to Jacob.

      כִּ֛י אִם "but" "but if" "except" 2KI 23:9 כִּ֛י אִם־אָכְל֥וּ מַצֹּ֖ות בְּתֹ֥וךְ אֲחֵיהֶֽם׃ but they ate bread among their brothers.

    4. Circumstantial

      This should be under the heading of "subordinal conjunctions", as it joins an independent with a subordinate clause.

    5. “and”

      This should be under the heading of "copulative" or "additive" conjuction.

    6. Co-ordinative

      Co-ordinative conjunctions are broader than just "and", they include all types of conjuctions that function to join two equal and indpendent parts. This would include the "copulative", "disjunctive", the "adversative", the "alternative", and the "explicative" use.