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Lesson 77

Parts of Speech - Conjunctions


A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subject and verb). Co-ordinate conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank.


The co-ordinate conjunctions are the following: and, but, or, nor, for, and yet. (For and yet can only join clauses.)


Instructions: Find the co-ordinate conjunctions which are joining phrases in these sentences and the phrases that are joined.


1. The girls ran up the path and over the hill.


2. I became ill by eating the food and stuffing myself.


3. Meet me by the fountain or near the train station.


4. He should have arrived or will be arriving soon.


5. Joe had promised to come but did not keep his promise.



--For answers scroll down.














1. and - joining up the path/over the hill


2. and - joining eating the food/stuffing myself


3. or - joining by the fountain/near the train station


4. or - joining should have arrived/will be arriving


5. but - joining had promised/did keep


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