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Grammar Lesson. Conjunctions. Definition. A CONJUNCTION is a word that joins words or groups of words. The following common conjunctions are known as coordinating conjunctions . . for. or. FANBOYS. and. yet. but. so. not. Coordinating Conjunctions. The cat is black.

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Grammar lesson

GrammarLesson

Conjunctions


Definition

Definition

ACONJUNCTIONis a word that joins words or groups of words. The following common conjunctions are known as coordinating conjunctions.

for

or

FANBOYS

and

yet

but

so

not


Coordinating conjunctions

Coordinating Conjunctions

The cat is black.

The cat is fat.

The cat is black and the cat is fat.


Life without conjunctions

Life without Conjunctions

I would love to go out to eat with you. I would love to go out to eat with Krista. I would love to go to the movies with you. I would love to go to the movies with Krista. My mom says I can’t. My mom says I might have to do my homework. My mom says I might have to clean up my room. The reason is this: I broke my curfew last weekend.


Life with conjunctions

Life with Conjunctions

I would love to go out to eat and to the movies with you and Krista, but my mom says I have to either do my homework or clean up my room because I broke my curfew last weekend.


Correlative conjunctions

Correlative Conjunctions

ACORRELATIVE CONJUNCTION combines with other words to form a conjunction. They always travel in pairs.

both…and

either...or

not only…but also

not...but

neither…nor

whether…or

as…as


Practice

1. I was certain I would go to the dance, but I lost my ID.

Practice

2. It was my lucky day—I found a twenty dollar bill and aced my test.

3. Either Mom or Dad will pick you up from school today.

Identify the conjunctions in each sentence.

4. I washed my car yesterday so I know it will rain today.

5. Whether you win this race or lose, it doesn’t matter as long as you do your best.


Testing your knowledge

Testing Your Knowledge

What is a conjunction?

  • a word that joins words or groups of words

    What is a coordinating conjunction?

  • the common conjunctions: FANBOYS

    What is a correlative conjunction?

  • a conjunction that combines with other words


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