Conjunctions

A conjunction is used to connect words

3 main kinds of conjunctions: COORDINATING, CORRELATIVE, SUBORDINATING

  1. coordinating conjunction: there are 7 coordinating conjunctions to

connect words (AND, BUT, FOR, NOR, OR, SO, YET)  Trick: remember FANBOYS to assist in memorizing the 7 coordinating conjunctions.

Ex. Joe and Mike play hockey.

2.  correlative conjunction: there are 5 paired correlative conjunctions  to

connect words (BOTH…AND, EITHER…OR, NEITHER…NOR,

NOT ONLY…BUT ALSO, WHETHER…OR)

Ex. Both Joe and Mike play hockey

3.subordinating conjunction:joins two complete ideas by making one of

the ideas subordinate (dependent) to the other.

Ex. After much deliberation, I decided to play hockey.

*The subordinate idea always begins with a subordinating conjunction and makes up the subordinate clause. It can come before or after the main idea in the sentence.

SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS

after                        because                      lest                  till

although                 before                         now that         unless

as                            even if                         provided        until

as if                         even though               since               when

as long as               how                             so that             whenever

as much as             if                                  than                where

as soon as              inasmuch as               that                 wherever

as though               in order that              though            while

Conjunctive Adverbs act as transitions between complete ideas by indicating comparisons, contrasts, results…

Ex. He was generous; however, he will be remembered for his sense of humor.

CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS

accordingly                            finally                                               nevertheless

again                                         furthermore                                    otherwise

also                                            however                                           then

besides                                     indeed                                               therefore

consequently                          moreover                                          thus

Click on the link below for practice!

conjunctionpractice

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