Conjunction


A conjunction is a word that “joins”. A conjunction joins two parts of a sentence. Here are some examples conjunctions:

a.     Coordinating Conjunctions

Examples:

And, but, or, nor, for, yet, so

b.     Subordinating Conjunctions

Examples:

Although, because, since, unless

Function

Conjunctions have two basic functions or “jobs”:

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

–      Jack and Jill went up the hill.

–      The water was warm, but I didn’t go swimming.

b.     Subordinating conjunctions are used to join a subordinate dependent clause to a main clause, for example:

–      I went swimming although it was cold.

Position

a. Coordinating conjunctions always come between the words or clauses that they join.

b. Subordinating conjunctions usually come at the beginning of the subordinate clause.

Exercise

Put the Correct the verb in the bracket based on past tense, continuous, and perfect tense!

  1. They…….(play) poker last night.
  2. I ……. (feel) very tired when I …….(get) home.
  3. They …….. (be discus) the lesson when I came.
  4. The tiger ……. (be sleep) while  the elephant ……..(be walk) in front of him.
  5. Before I met him. I …… (have make) an appointment with him.
  6. The lady (look) sad after she (have hear) the bad news.
  7. When he …….(arrive), I (be make) some coffees.
  8. After the hunter ……(have go), the mouse ……(come) to free the lion.
  9. The girl ……..(have count)  the money before the eggs ……..(hatch).
  10. I ………(be watch) world cup while my father ……(sleep) on the sofa.

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