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Conjunctions

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Conjunctions are linking words.

There are two types of conjunction:

Coordinating conjunctions such as ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘or’.

and

Subordinating conjunctions such as ‘when’, ‘before’, ‘after’, ‘while’ and ’because’.

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Coordinating conjunctions link two words, phrases or clauses together when they are equally balanced.

Daniel is old but he still runs fast.
Giraffes are tall and they eat leaves from trees.

Coordinating conjunctions are used in compound sentences.

Subordinating conjunctions introduce subordinate clauses.

I’m not happy, because you’ve eaten the biscuits.
I hate it when you do that.

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Remember, conjunctions can connect your ideas.

Your Turn…

1. What is a conjunction?
A describing word
A word that joins two clauses
A group of letters at the end of a word

2. What does a co-ordinating conjunction do?
Joins two lumps of wood
Joins a subordinate clause to a main clause
Joins two main clauses

3. What does a subordinating conjunction do?
Joins two lumps of wood
Joins a subordinate clause to a main clause
Joins two main clauses

4. Which sentence contains a co-ordinating conjunction?
I like ham, but I don’t like gammon joint.
If we go to the park, I’ll need my coat.
I like films; I don’t like scary ones.

5. Which sentence contains a subordinating conjunction?
I like ham, but I don’t like gammon joint.
If we go to the park, I’ll need my coat.
I like films; I don’t like scary ones.

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