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Conjunctions are words that connect or link phrases, sentences, clauses, or words together. You can think of this words as words that join phrases or different parts of a sentence together. Common conjunctions include the following:
Most people remember these common junctions through the acronym or word FANBOYS. You can see that each letter of FANBOYS matches one of the common conjunctions in list. Most conjunctions connect two independent clauses, or two sentences that could stand by themselves separately. A conjunction combines the two sentences with a word, and we usually use a comma when combining two sentences with a conjunction. Look at the following example:
Tom likes to eat pizza, but Sarah likes to eat hamburgers.
If we break down this sentence, there are two phrases. The first phrase is “Tom likes to eat pizza.” This could stand as its own sentence. The second phrase is “Sarah likes to eat hamburgers.” This could also stand as its own sentence. However, we have combined the two phrases by using the conjunction “and,” as well as a comma. We use a comma most of the time when combining two independent clauses with a conjunction.
We also use conjunctions, with the comma, when creating a list. The conjunction is placed at the end of the list before the final item of the list. Look at the following example. In the following list, we have placed a comma and the conjunction “and” before the last animal in the list.
We went to the zoo to see the giraffes, elephants, tigers, rhinos, and bears.
We use conjunctions to connect or link ideas too. These pairings do not use commas, usually. Let’s look at the following examples.
- Dogs and cats make perfect pets.
- I read poems and short stories.
- Do you want pancakes or waffles?
- My dog is neither mean nor aggressive.
In the examples above, the conjunctions match items together or show difference between them. Let’s look at more examples of conjunctions.
- I usually see my sister, parents, and aunt during the holidays.
- I am going to Europe for vacation, or I am going to Africa.
- Sarah likes ice cream, but eating diary makes her sick.
- She is very tired, yet she has lots of work to do.
- I like to read history books and story books.
- She often goes running or hiking.
- Neither the cat nor the dog knocked over the potted plant.
Conjunctions work to combine phrases and words so that they work together as one.
This bundle contains 5 ready-to-use Conjunction worksheets that are perfect to test student knowledge on Conjunctions which are words that connect or link phrases, sentences, clauses, or words together. You can use these Conjunction worksheets in the classroom with students, or with home schooled children as well.
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