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Coordinating Conjunctions

Using Coordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating Conjunctions                     

Play the quick video lesson HERE and click the upper left back arrow to return to this lesson.

Common Core Language Standard 1

A coordinating conjunction is the joining word that connects words, phrases, and clauses. Those who remember “Schoolhouse Rock” are happily hearing “Conjunction Junction: What’s your function?” However, the song tells only part of the story about this useful part of speech. Plus, we do have two other types of conjunctions. But let’s start with the familiar ones first.

Today’s mechanics lesson is on using Latin abbreviations for time. Remember that periods end declarative statements, such as “That is my pen” and imperative commands, such as “Give me my pen.”Periods are also used to abbreviate words and phrases. Let’s read the mechanics lesson and study the examples.

Coordinating Conjunctions for Elementary School

Coordinating Conjunctions

Now let’s read the grammar and usage lesson and study the examples.

A coordinating conjunction connects words, phrases, or clauses with related meanings. The memory trick FANBOYS (For-And-Nor-But-Or-Yet-So) may help you remember the common coordinating conjunctions. A comma is placed before the conjunction if it joins two or more long independent clauses. Example: I walk about two miles, and then I run about a mile every day.

Now circle or highlight what is right and revise what is wrong according to grammar and usage lesson.

Practice: The actor likes the stage, and he prefers movies. He is successful in both yet he makes more money on the silver screen.

Let’s check the Practice Answers.

FANBOYS Coordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating Conjunctions

Grammar and Usage Practice Answers: The actor likes the stage,but he prefers movies. He is successful in both, yet he makes more money on the silver screen.

Now let’s apply what we have learned. 

Writing Application: Write your own sentence using a coordinating conjunction.


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