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Grade 4 - English Language
2.39 Conjunctions

Conjunctions are joining words that can be used to combine sentences. Words such as and, but, or, when, and after are conjunctions.

Sally went to the mall. She went to the movies.
Sally went to the mall, and she went to the movies.
Polly fell on the ground. She did not hurt herself.
Polly fell on the ground, but she did not hurt herself.

The conjunctions after or when are usually placed at the beginning of the sentence.
Sally went to the store. She went to the gas station.
After Sally went to the store, she went to the gas station.
He played in the backyard. Jack started to sneeze.
When Jack played in the backyard, he started to sneeze.

Conjunctions include the words 'and', 'but', 'or', 'because', 'when', 'after', and 'so' .

Directions: Answer the following questions. Write your own sentences using each of the conjunctions indicated above. As a homework, read a book and find and write sentences containing conjunctions.
Q 1: Fill in the blank with the conjunction.
We could stay home ______ would you rather go to the game!

Q 2: Fill in the blank with the conjunction.
I was startled ______ the phone rang so late last night.

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