Conjunction
 
 
 
 
Conjunction

In this lesson you will watch a conjunction video, learn the definition of a conjunction, learn the types of conjunctions, and take a test.
Conjunction Video
 
Conjunction Definition
Conjunction Types
  • coordinate conjunction
  • used to connect words, phrases, and independent clauses
  • Examples: and, but, for, nor, or, so, yet.
  • subordinate conjunction
  • used to introduce a dependent clause and show the relationship between the independent clause and the dependent clause
  • Examples: after, although, as, because, before, how, if, once, since, than, that, though, till, until, when, where, whether, while.
  • correlative conjunction
  • appears in pairs and connects equivalent parts of a sentence
  • Examples: both...and, either...or, neither...nor, not only...but also, so...as, whether...or.
Conjunctions Test

Study the types of conjunctions listed above. Then fill in the blanks of each test question with the correct conjunction.
1.  We had few choices, ________ we chose the least difficult one.

     a.  so
     b.  if
     c.  than
2.  ________ he is a hard-working student, he is not getting very good grades.

     a.  Because
     b.  Although
     c.  Since
3.  Please call me ________ you leave so that I can give you directions.

     a.  after
     b.  until
     c.  before
4.  They went to the store ________ bought some food.

     a.  and
     b.  but
     c.  yet
5.  John rarely goes to the library with ________ Joan ________ Jill.

     a.  either, or
     b.  neither, nor
     c.  either, nor
6.  They will not leave ________ the show is over.

     a.  as
     b.  because
     c.  until
7.  Joan didn't come to the party ________ she had to work.

     a.  although
     b.  because
     c.  until
8.  John asked Joan to attend the meeting ________ she was unable to go.

     a.  and
     b.  so
     c.  but
9.  ________ she finished her homework, she went to the park.

     a.  Although
     b.  After
     c.  Though
10.  ________ John ________ Joan can speak a foreign language.

     a.  Neither, nor
     b.  Either, or
     c.  Neither, or
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(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
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A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
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Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
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