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Grammar Review

Grammar Review: Conjunctions

Conjunctions: Words that join other words, phrases, or clauses.

Coordinating Conjunctions-connect words or groups of words of the same grammatical type.
(and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet)
ex) The chef prepared chicken and pasta for dinner.
ex) For this project, you will need scissors, glue, and paper.

Beginning a sentence with “And”
-It is not wrong, but you should use it sparingly.

Correlative Conjunctions-function like coordinating conjunctions, but they have two parts.
-Either…or
-Not only…but
-Neither…nor
-Both…and
-Whether…or
-As…as

ex)Both the police and the FBI were investigating the crime.
ex)Either he goes, or I do.
ex)The rescue workers brought not only food but blankets.

Subordinating Conjunctions-connect dependent clauses and independent clauses.
(after, although, as, because, before, even, if, except, since, than, though, unless, until, when, where, while)
ex)We will go to Ethan’s house after we finish practice.
ex)I enjoyed talking to him because he has such a great sense of humor.

Conjunctive Adverbs-connect independent clauses
(afterwards, anyway, besides, consequently, eventually, finally, for example, however, instead, later, likewise, nevertheless, next, now, otherwise, still, then, therefore, thus, unfortunately)

ex)I would like to buy a new car; however, I will settle for a used one.
ex)You need to study more; otherwise, you will flunk Calculus.

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