Fun Easy English Classroom February 6


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Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about conjunctions an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Conjunctions

A conjunction is a word that connects phrases, clauses, or other words
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,, whether...or.
Video: Grammar Conjunctions
From YOUR Teacher: Conjunction Junction

Hey this is a classic video about conjunctions. This is the way I learned about them as a kid. Watch this video and post a comment about it at the bottom of the page.
Video: Conjunction Junction
Test: Grammar Conjunctions

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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