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Grammar #4 Coordinating Conjunctions Practice. AP English Language and Composition. Why do I have to do this?. Many of you had essays that were FULL of conjunction errors—these make your essays confusing to read.

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Grammar 4 coordinating conjunctions practice

Grammar #4Coordinating Conjunctions Practice

AP English Language and Composition


Why do i have to do this

Why do I have to do this?

  • Many of you had essays that were FULL of conjunction errors—these make your essays confusing to read.

  • Standard: WOC 1.1 Demonstrate control of grammar, diction, and paragraph and sentence structure and an understanding of English usage.

  • ESLR: Reflective Communicators

  • Objective: Write your essays using proper punctuation for compound and complex sentences.


Remember the coordinating conjunctions

Remember the Coordinating Conjunctions

Remember FANBOYS:

  • F= for

  • A=and

  • N=nor

  • B=but

  • O=or

  • Y=yet

  • S=so

  • Review your notes from Wednesday, so you will select the coordinating conjunction that will function the best in the sentence


Combine the simple sentences

Combine the Simple Sentences

Directions: In the exercises, select the best functioning coordinating conjunction combine the simple sentences. Know why you chose each coordinating conjunction.

  • I like dark chocolate. White chocolate makes me gag.

  • You can memorize all of the Word Dissection definitions. You can be clueless about complex words on the SAT.

  • My mom vacuumed the carpet yesterday. The dirt tracked in from my hiking boots is gone.

  • Learning to swim is easy. You can learn to doggy paddle in just a few minutes.

  • Her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, ordered the servants to prepare the palace. The French ambassador would be visiting next week.

  • Considering the immense sadness, you should not tell any jokes today. Do not smirk at the ironic puns or innuendo.

    • You may have to modify the second sentence.

  • Reading The Kite Runner seemed unbearable. I continued to turn the pages, falling deeper into Hassan’s burdensome existence.


And the answers

And the Answers

  • I like dark chocolate, but white chocolate makes me gag.

    • Suggests a contrast that is unexpected in the light of the first clause.

  • You can memorize all of the Word Dissection definitions, oryou can be clueless about complex words on the SAT.

    • Suggest that only one possibility can be realized, excluding one or the other.

  • My mom vacuumed the carpet yesterday, sothe dirt tracked in from my hiking boots is gone.

    • Shows that the second idea is the result of the first idea.

  • Learning to swim is easy, soyou can learn to doggy paddle in just a few minutes.

    • Suggests a refinement of the first clause.


The rest of the answers

The Rest of the Answers

  • Her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, ordered the servants to prepare the palace, for the French ambassador would be visiting next week.

    • Shows the reason for the preceding clause (and considered very literary, snobbish, formal and/or “highfalutin”).

  • Considering the immense sadness, you should not tell any jokes today, nor should you smirk at the ironic puns or innuendo.

    • Shows negative alternatives.

  • Reading The Kite Runner seemed unbearable, yet I continued to turn the pages, falling deeper into Hassan’s burdensome existence.

    • Functions to contrast ideas like “but” with an element of distinction in it’s clause.


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Transition Page


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