Conjunctions : What is a Conjunction ?

Conjunctions : What is a Conjunction ?

1- Conjunctions in English Grammar:

A conjunction is a word that "joins". A conjunction joins two parts of a sentence.

2-Here are Some Example Conjunctions:

a- Coordinating Conjunctions : and-but-or-not-for-yet-so

b- Subordinating Conjunctions : although-because-since-unless

3-We can consider conjunctions from three aspects:

A- Form :

Conjunctions have three basic forms :

- Single Word : but , and , because , although .

- Compound : often ending with as or that ; for example : provided that,as long as , in order that.

- Correlative : surrounding an adverb or adjective for example : so ...that.

B- Function :

- Conjunctions have two basic functions or "job".

Coordinating Conjunctions: are used to join two parts of a sentence that are grammatically equal.The two parts may be single words or clauses ,

- Examples :

👉 Ali and Justine went up the hill.

👉 The water was warm,but I did not go swimming.

Subordinating Conjunctions:are used to join a subordinate dependent clause to a main clause.

- Examples :

👉 I went swimming although it was cold

C- Position :

Coordinating Conjunctions:always come between the words or clauses that they join.

Subordinating Conjunctions:Usually come at the beginning of the subordinate clause.
4- Conjunctions Exercises :

Conjunctions -Grammar Quiz:

  1. I hurt myself------I was playing tennis

  2. whenever

  3. I will give him the message------he arrives

  4. a moment
    the moment

  5. I will ready when she -----

  6. arrives
    will arrive

  7. We will leave --------we're ready

  8. when
    as soon as

  9. We must finish it --------we leave

  10. before

  11. Wait here------I get back

  12. as soon as

  13. I will visit you ---- I have time

  14. when

  15. I will be glad--------it's finished

  16. when

  17. I did it while she -------away

  18. was
    was being

  19. We turned back ------it was raining

  20. because
    because of

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