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Lesson 203

Parts of the Sentence - Conjunctions


A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases, or clauses. Co-ordinate conjunctions join words, phases, or clauses of equal rank. There are two kinds simple and correlative. The simple co-ordinate conjunctions are the following: and, but, or, and nor. The correlative co-ordinate conjunctions are always in pairs. They are either-or, neither-nor, both-and, not only-but also, and whether-or.


In these lessons simple co-ordinates will be referred to as co-ordinate conjunctions, and correlative co-ordinates will be referred to as correlative conjunctions. The co-ordinate and correlative conjunctions should be memorized since they are common and few in number.


Instructions: As a review of all the parts of the sentence, in the following sentences find the conjunctions and tell whether they are co-ordinate or correlative conjunctions, and then tell how each of the other words are used.


1. The basketball team scored quickly and easily.


2. The wrestler was a small but strong individual.


3. Neither Helen nor her family will associate with us.


4. Jim, Jeff and Shawn went to Wendover but told no one.


5. A group of pretty girls and older women followed them.



--For answers scroll down.














1. and = co-ordinate conjunction; scored = verb; team = subject; the/basketball = adjectives; quickly/easily = adverbs


2. but = co-ordinate conjunction; was = verb; wrestler = subject; individual = predicate nominative; the/a/small/strong = adjectives


3. neither/nor = correlative conjunction; will associate = verb; Helen/family = subjects; with = preposition; us = object of the preposition; her = adjective


4. and/but = co-ordinate conjunctions; went/told = verbs; Jim/Jeff/Shawn = subjects; no one = direct object; to = preposition; Wendover = object of the preposition


5. and = co-ordinate conjunction; followed = verb; group = subject; them = direct object; of = preposition; girls/women = objects of the preposition; a/pretty/older = adjectives.


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