Conjunctions / Transitions
Coordinating conjunctions are short and simple transitions that are composed of two or three letters. They are used to avoid short, choppy, run-on etc. sentences. They show the way ideas/entities are related to each other.
The word FANBOYS
is used as a reminder for these conjunctions:For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So
.See coordinating conjunctions details
Transitions that always appear in pairs and link sentence elements together are called correlative conjunctions
.Both...and, neither...nor, either...or, not only...but also...See correlative conjunctions
Subordinating conjunctions connect the dependent clause of a sentence with the independent clause and show the relationship between the two. We use a comma
in between if the subordinator (when, before, because, although
...) is at the beginning of the sentence.Although
it was raining, she went out for a walk.
She went out for a walk although
it was raining.Because
she was tired, she went straight to the bed.
She went straight to the bed because
she was tired.After
she (had) made a phone call, she left home.
She left home after
she (had) made a phone call.See table of subordinating conjunctions
Conjunctions PDF Exercises
Conjunctions Exercises 1
Coordinating Conjunctions PDF
Because / Because Of / Therefore
Due To / Since / Consequently
Either / Neither / Both
So That Sentences
Paired Conjunctions 2
So vs Such
Conjunctions Exercises 2
Mixed Conjunctions Worksheet