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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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