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Coordinating Conjunctions

alt : Coordinating Conjunctions.pdf Name________________ Date________________ CCoooorrddiinnaattiinngg CCoonnjjuunnccttiioonnss Above is a list of the coordinating conjunctions. T hese are used to join two items/clauses of equal importance. “and” (+) and “nor” (-) are used to show an agreement between items/clause s. “yet”, and “but” are used to show a disagreement between clauses. “for” and “so” are used to show a reason between clauses. “or” is used to show agreement or disagreement between items/clauses. Remember, when using a coordinating conjunction to join two independent clauses (complete thoughts) you must insert a comma before the conjunction. EExxaammppllee:: I want to buy the new jacket, but it is too expensi ve. In this example, there are two independent clauses: #1: “I want to buy a new jacket.” (complete thought) #2 “It is too expensive.” (complete thought) These clauses are separated by a comma and the conjunction “but” which is used to show disagreement. DDiirreeccttiioonnss:: Circle each independent clause in the sentences be low (Some sentences may only have one). Next, say whether the conjunction i s used to show an agreement, disagreement, or reason. 1. I normally like to run, but today I am walking. agreement / disagreement / reason 2. I like strawberry and chocolate ice cream. agreement/disagreement/reason 3. I am smarter than my brother, yet he still got a higher grade on the test. agreement / disagreement / reason 4. I don’t make good grades, nor do I try very hard in school. agreement / disagreement / reason 5. It is raining outside today, so I think I will wear my raincoat. agreement / disagreement / reason 6. He is always crying, for he is very sad. agreement / disagreement / reason 7. I don’t like yellow or blue agreement / disagreement / reason DDiirreeccttiioonnss:: Now say whether the conjunction is used to show an agreement, disagreement, or reason. 1. and agreement / disagreement / reason 2. but agreement / disagreement / reason 3. or agreement / disagreement / reason 4. yet agreement / disagreement / reason 5. for agreement / disagreement / reason 6. nor agreement / disagreement / reason 7. so agreement / disagreement / reason DDiirreeccttiioonnss:: try to fill in the blanks using the appropriate co njunction. Use commas if necessary. 1. My dad _______ I are going fishing this afternoo n. 2. The old man doesn’t have much money _____ he alw ays seems to have nice things. 3. Either we are going to win ______ they are going to win. 4. I don’t have much time _____ hurry up! 5. He wasn’t a popular king _____ all of his countr y men hated him. 6. I want to get there early ____ we should leave s oon. 7. It doesn’t matter whether they get the job ___ n ot. 8. We don’t like red ____ do I like blue. 9. I ran after the cat _____ could not catch her. 10. We played very well ____ we still lost the game . DDiirreeccttiioonnss:: Now practice creating your own sentences using the conjunctions list above. 1. ________________________________________________ ______________________ 2. ________________________________________________ ______________________ 3. ________________________________________________ ______________________ To download the pdf, simply point your cursor to the pdf above: 1) wait for the download button to show up at the top. OR 2) right click your mouse, then click "save as".