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What is a Conjunction? Grammar Review


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What is a Conjunction? Grammar Review.

A Conjunction is one of “The Eight Parts” of the English language. Conjunctions connect or join “Words, Phrases or Clauses.”

Coordinating conjunctions are “For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.” There are just seven “Coordinating conjunctions.” What is a Conjunction? Grammar Review.

There are other conjunctions as well. They are “Subordinating and Correlative Conjunctions.” See “Coordinating conjunction” examples below.

Here are Some Examples.

Coordinating conjunctions are in bold type.

I tried to call you but you didn’t answer your phone.

I have two cats and a dog.

We are going shopping for a new car.

You can have a sandwich or pizza to eat.

Neither the sandwich nor the pizza seems tasty to me.

My father always worked hard so we could afford a nice home.

I study for my exams yet I always fail.

Here are the vocabulary bank definitions.

Conjunction: Words used to connect.

Phrase: Word combinations with multiple meanings.

Sandwich: Food between two slices of bread.

Afford: When a person has enough money to buy something.

Fail: When someone or something is unable to achieve a goal.

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Conjunction Everyday Dialog.

Conjunctions connect or
join words, phrases or clauses.
Coordinating conjunctions are
“for, and, nor, but,
or, yet and so!”
There are just seven
“coordinating conjunctions”
in the English language.
There are other
conjunctions as well.
They are
“subordinating” and
“correlative” conjunctions.
Here are some examples with
coordinating conjunctions.
Can you find them?
Well, I tried to call
you, but you didn’t
answer your phone. So.
You’ll notice something
about this sentence.
There’s two parts to
this sentence.
I tried to call you.
and then we stopped
for a minute.

What is a Conjunction? Grammar Review
We put in a conjunction
You didn’t answer
your phone.
What do you notice about that?
Well, the first
half is positive.
The second half
is negative.
“But” is used for
opposing statements. So.
I tried to call you
“but”
you didn’t answer your phone.
I went to work today
“but” I forgot my keys.
Something like that. So.
“Positive negative”
or “negative positive”
with the conjunction “but”.
I have two cats
and a dog.
“And” is used for statements
of equal value. So.
I have
“and”
I have a dog too.
I have two cats
“and”
I have a dog.
You’ll notice in the
second half I
didn’t repeat “have”
in my sentence because
I don’t need it.
You know what we’re
talking about. Right?
I have two cats
“and” a dog.
Again, “positive positive”
or equal statements.
We’re going shopping
“for” a new car!
“For”
is your conjunction.
It’s a reason. Right?
You can have a sandwich
“or” pizza to eat.
“Or” is used with choices.
You can have a sandwich
“or” a pizza. Either one, choose.
“Neither” the sandwich
“nor” the pizza seems
tasty to me.
Now these are conjunctions also.
“Neither/Nor” that’s a
different part of English.
Not going to get into it today.
But the idea is
“nor”
is the main conjunction
we’re looking at here.
And it’s used when we talk
about two negative things.
My father always worked
hard so we could afford
a nice home. So.
My father always
worked hard. So.
“So”
is your conjunction.
I study for my exams
“yet”
I always fail.
“Yet”
Yet is our conjunction.
Here are a few word definitions.
Now again, this is a very
simple review of conjunctions.
Other videos, I have
explain each part
of the English language.
In conjunctions and more
in full detail.
This is just a very
fast overview of what
conjunctions do in
the English language.
A “conjunction” is used
to connect!
There you go!
“Phrases”
We use conjunctions
often with word combinations
and so forth.
“Sandwich”
Food between two slices
of bread. Right?
“Salami”
Maybe bologna, ham
something like that.
cheese. Right?
“Afford”
When a person has enough
money to buy something.
Of course.
Can you afford that?
Well, I hope so.
I can’t afford to buy that.
It means, I don’t have
enough money.
“Fail”
When someone or something
is unable to achieve a goal.