Quiz for Lessons 81-85
Parts of Speech - Conjunctions
A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subjectThe subject tells who or what about the verb. Source: Lesson 91 and
verbVerbs show action or state of being. Most verbs are action words, but a few verbs indicate state of being or existence.
Source: Lesson 1).
Co-ordinate conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank. There are two kinds: simple and correlative.
Subordinate conjunctions join dependent clausesA clause is a group of words having a subject and a verb. A dependent clause is always used as some part of speech. It can be an adjective, adverb, or noun. It cannot stand alone as a sentence.
Source: Lesson 246 to independent clausesA clause is a group of words having a subject and a verb. An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence.
Source: Lesson 246. I will refer to them simply as co-ordinate, correlative, and subordinate.
The co-ordinate conjunctions are the following: and, but, or, nor, for, and yet. (For and yet can only join clauses.)
The correlative conjunctions are always in pairs. They are either-or, neither-nor, both-and, not only-but also, and whether-or.
Some common subordinate conjunctions are after, although, as, as if, because, before, if, since, so that, than, unless, until, when, where, and while.
Instructions: Find the conjunctions in these sentences, and tell whether it is co-ordinate, correlative, or subordinate.
1. If you have time, visit your sister while you are in Tucson.
you are in Tucson.
2. The hurricane damaged not only North Carolina but also New Jersey.
Carolina but alsocorrelative
3. The injured boy could neither walk nor talk.
4. Soccer and basketball are popular sports throughout the world.
5. The principal and the teacher were shocked, but they soon punished him.
shocked, butco-ordinate they soon
6. She was arrested because she was both dishonest and corrupt.
7. As I said, you may have either this dog or the other.
8. Did you honk, or did I imagine it?
9. Although the storm passed, the clouds were dark and gloomy.
were dark andco-ordinate gloomy.
10. After the semester was over, my friend and I traveled to the Black Hills.
andco-ordinate I traveled to the