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### Grade 7 English2.11 Types of Conjunctions

 A conjunction is a word that links words, phrases, or clauses. There are three types of conjunctions: coordinating conjunctions, correlative conjunctions, and subordinating conjunctions. Coordinating Conjunctions may join single words, or they may join groups of words, but they must always join similar elements such as subject+subject, verb phrase+verb phrase, or sentence+sentence. When a coordinating conjunction is used to join elements, the element becomes a compound element. Examples: and, but, or, yet, for, nor, so Correlative Conjunctions also connect sentence elements of the same kind, however, unlike coordinating conjunctions, correlative conjunctions are always used in pairs. Examples: both - and not only - but also not - but either - or neither - nor whether - or as - as Subordinating Conjunctions: These are the largest class of conjunctions. They connect subordinate clauses to a main clause. They are adverbs used as conjunctions. Examples: Time: after, before, since, when, while, until Reason: because, since, so that, why Place: where, wherever Condition: if, unless, until, in case Manner: as if, as though, how Directions: Write five example sentences for each of the conjunction types. In the following questions, choose a conjunction (or, but, before, after, because, when, and, or so) to combine the pair of sentences. As a homework, read a book and find conjunctions and identify their types.
 Q 1: Will the flowers die? Will the flowers live?Will the flowers die after will they live?Will the flowers die because will they live?Will the flowers die or will they live? Q 2: I wanted to go to the party. I got sick.I wanted to go to the party or I got sick.I wanted to go to the party, but I got sick.I wanted to go to the party because I got sick. Q 3: The sun came out. The ice began to melt.The sun came out or the ice began to melt.The sun came out and the ice began to melt.The sun came because the ice began to melt. Q 4: Dolphins live underwater. Sharks live underwater.Dolphins or Sharks live underwater.Dolphins, but Sharks live underwater.Dolphins and Sharks live underwater. Q 5: The bear came closer. We began to feel threatened.We began to feel threatened or the bear came closer.We began to feel threatened so the bear came closer.We began to feel threatened when the bear came closer. Q 6: Animals all need water. They may die without it.Animals all need water, but they may die without it.Animals all need water when they may die without it.Animals all need water or they may die without it. Q 7: Winning was a challenge. Our team could do it.Winning was a challenge because our team could do it.Winning was a challenge or our team could do it.Winning was a challenge, but our team could do it. Q 8: Winning was hard. Our team did not know much.Winning was hard before our team did not know much.Winning was hard or our team did not know much.Winning was hard because our team did not know much. Question 9: This question is available to subscribers only! Question 10: This question is available to subscribers only!