Conjunctions: The Seventh Part of Speech. Some words seem to stick together!. Can you name the word that “sticks” with these words?. Cat and. dog. Hide and. seek. Eat and. drink. Trip and. fall. Win or. lose. Sink or. swim. Stop or. go. Deal or. No Deal. white. Not black but.
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Not black but
Not me but
Not old but
Not false but
What’s your function?
Connect (hook up) words and
Any part of speech can become a compound, or whole sentences can be compounds.
Conjunctions hold parts of a sentence or whole sentences together like glue.
As with glue there are several kinds that perform different jobs.
AND: together like And is used to add things or ideas together - one thing plus another thing. For longer lists, and is used between the last two items.
And is a joining conjunction!
OR: together like Or is used between things or ideas about which there is a choice or when we don’t know the answer.
Or is a selective conjunction!
BUT: together like But is used to let us know that something happened in a sentence that we did not expect or to prepare us for an excuse.
But is a conjunction of differences!
(Not this, but that!)
SO: together like So is used to introduce something that follows or is a result of something else.
So is a conjunction of consequences!
Yet, Although, Since, Because, However, Therefore and While together like are other conjunctions that connect and make COMPOUND SENTENCES.
Look for them in your READING! Use them in your WRITING, but don’t forget to use a comma to signal your compound sentences!
Now’s your chance to make your own compound phrases with the members of your team.
Have fun and be creative!