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Conjunctions are words that join two or more words, phrases, or clauses.
List of Coordinating Conjunctions
Coordinating conjunctions join sentence elements that are the same. They can join words, phrases, and clauses.
There are only seven of these, and they are easy to memorize if you use the acronym FANBOYS.
for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
cookies and milk
into the house and out the door
He came and she left.
This sentence diagram shows us that coordinating conjunctions connect two or more elements because the conjunction goes on a dotted line between the things that they connect.
That diagram shows a coordinating conjunction joining two independent clauses. Sentence diagramming rules! Learn to diagram coordinating conjunctions.
I will eat broccoli after I eat this cookie.
There are many subordinating conjunctions, so keep in mind that this list does not include all of them!
A after, although, as, as if, as long as, as much as, as soon as, as though
B because, before, by the time
E even if, even though
I if, in order that, in case
O once, only if
P provided that
S since, so that
T than, that, though, till
U unless, until
W when, whenever, where, wherever, while
You can see that these connect dependent and independent clauses by looking at the sentence diagram. The subordinating conjunction goes on a dotted line between the two clauses. Learn to diagram subordinating conjunctions.
These do the same thing that coordinating conjunctions do except that they are always used in pairs.
This cookie contains neither chocolate nor nuts.
not only... but also
Sentence diagrams give us a way to show how the words in a sentence are related to each other. They are like little picture of sentences that SHOW you the relationship between the words. Neat, huh?
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