Conjunctions List & Flashcards

Conjunctions List & Flashcards
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Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
Eddy wanted ice cream but Ed wanted pizza.
The conjunction is but. It is a coordinating conjunction
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Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
Either Kathryn or Laura brought snacks yesterday.
Correlative conjunction. The conjunctions either/or relate the nouns 'Kathryn' and 'Laura' in the sentence
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Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
Not only did Lizzy eat all the cake, she also ate some cookies.
Correlative conjunction. The conjunctions not only/also help to connect the clause 'Lizzy ate all the cake' with the related clause 'she ate some cookies'
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Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
Because Fred was lazy, he didn't complete any work today.
Subordinating conjunction. The conjunction because makes the clause 'Fred was lazy' dependent on the main clause 'he didn't complete any work today'
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Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
I have to go to the store since Ryan ate all the bacon.
Subordinating conjunction. The conjunction since in this sentence makes the clause 'Ryan ate all the bacon' dependent on the main clause 'I have to go to the store'
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Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
Jeff is eating pie or Jordan is making a sandwich.
Coordinating conjunction. The conjunction or in this sentence brings the clause 'Jeff is eating pie' together with the clause 'Jordan is making a sandwich'
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Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
A man and a dog walked down the street.
Coordinating conjunction. The conjunction and in this sentence brings the noun phrase 'a man' together with the noun phrase 'a dog'
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Correlative conjunction
This type of conjunction comes in pairs and helps to connect ideas across clauses. Examples include: either/or, neither/nor, both/and, not only/also
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Subordinate clause
A clause that contains a subject and a verb but cannot stand on its own
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Independent clause
A sentence, complete with subject and verb, that can stand alone
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Subordinating conjunctions
This type of conjunction makes a clause dependent on a main clause. Examples include: as, although, after, before, because, if, since, though, whenever, while, until, when
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What does the following acronym stand for?
FANBOYS
for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so - These words are coordinating conjunctions
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Coordinating conjunction
This type of conjunction connects words and ideas in sentences. Examples include: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
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Conjunction
Phrases that join, link or transition ideas within sentences
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Flashcard Content Overview

We use conjunctions every day. You'd be hard-pressed to find a conversation without a conjunction. That's because we use conjunctions to bring together ideas in our sentences. Use this flashcard set to better understand the different types of conjunctions and to practice spotting them in sentences.

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Conjunction
Phrases that join, link or transition ideas within sentences
Coordinating conjunction
This type of conjunction connects words and ideas in sentences. Examples include: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
What does the following acronym stand for?
FANBOYS
for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so - These words are coordinating conjunctions
Subordinating conjunctions
This type of conjunction makes a clause dependent on a main clause. Examples include: as, although, after, before, because, if, since, though, whenever, while, until, when
Independent clause
A sentence, complete with subject and verb, that can stand alone
Subordinate clause
A clause that contains a subject and a verb but cannot stand on its own
Correlative conjunction
This type of conjunction comes in pairs and helps to connect ideas across clauses. Examples include: either/or, neither/nor, both/and, not only/also
Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
A man and a dog walked down the street.
Coordinating conjunction. The conjunction and in this sentence brings the noun phrase 'a man' together with the noun phrase 'a dog'
Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
Jeff is eating pie or Jordan is making a sandwich.
Coordinating conjunction. The conjunction or in this sentence brings the clause 'Jeff is eating pie' together with the clause 'Jordan is making a sandwich'
Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
I have to go to the store since Ryan ate all the bacon.
Subordinating conjunction. The conjunction since in this sentence makes the clause 'Ryan ate all the bacon' dependent on the main clause 'I have to go to the store'
Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
Because Fred was lazy, he didn't complete any work today.
Subordinating conjunction. The conjunction because makes the clause 'Fred was lazy' dependent on the main clause 'he didn't complete any work today'
Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
Not only did Lizzy eat all the cake, she also ate some cookies.
Correlative conjunction. The conjunctions not only/also help to connect the clause 'Lizzy ate all the cake' with the related clause 'she ate some cookies'
Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
Either Kathryn or Laura brought snacks yesterday.
Correlative conjunction. The conjunctions either/or relate the nouns 'Kathryn' and 'Laura' in the sentence
Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
Eddy wanted ice cream but Ed wanted pizza.
The conjunction is but. It is a coordinating conjunction
Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
I have to wash my car whenever I park it under a big tree.
The conjunction is whenever. It is a subordinating conjunction
Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats wanted to take credit for the blunder.
The conjunctions are neither and nor. Together they are a correlative conjunction
Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
After the war ended, the boys went back to school.
Subordinating conjunction. The conjunction after in this sentences makes the clause 'the war ended' dependent on the main clause 'the boys went back to school'
Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
Mickey was excited to see Donald, yet he still felt bad for not spending time with Pluto.
Coordinating conjunction. The conjunction yet in this sentence brings the clause 'Mickey was excited to see Donald' together with the clause 'He still felt bad for not spending time with Pluto'
Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
Whenever the sky turns grey, I am hopeful that it will rain.
Subordinating conjunction. The conjunction whenever in this sentence makes the clause 'the sky turns grey' dependent on the main clause 'I am hopeful that it will rain'
Identify the type of conjunction underlined in the following sentence:
If Ron runs away, Tammy is near.
Subordinating conjunction. The conjunction if in this sentence makes the clause 'Ron runs away' dependent on the main clause 'Tammy is near'
Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
Both Kevin and Bob wanted to play the ukulele.
The conjunctions are both and and. Together they are a correlative conjunction
Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
It was raining outside so Fred didn't go to school.
The conjunction is so. It is a coordinating conjunction
Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
Whenever there is free food, the team rushes to the kitchen.
The conjunction is whenever. It is a subordinating conjunction
Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
While Walter distracted the guards, Jesse jumped out the window.
The conjunction is while. It is a subordinating conjunction
Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
Hank and Marie are expecting a baby.
The conjunction is and. It is a coordinating conjunction
Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
Neither Frank nor Edna knew the answer.
The conjunctions are neither and nor. Together they form a correlative conjunction
Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
The water was cloudy because it wasn't filtered.
The conjunction is because. It is a subordinating conjunction
Identify the conjunction(s) in the following sentence:
The loud noise scared Marty and Tim.
The conjunction is and. It is a coordinating conjunction

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