Conjunctions / Transitions

Definition: A conjunction links words together and helps sentence flow. Transitions are joiners and they are always used with other words to connect parts of sentence together.

Also See:

Connective Words List
Cohesive Devices
Temporal Conjunctions


Conjunctions Worksheets
Multiple Choice Quizzes

Coordinating Conjunctions

The short and simple transitions(two or three letters). Use a comma and one of followings (FANBOYS For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So) to show the way your ideas are related to each other, to avoid short, choppy sentences, and to correct grammatical errors such as run-on sentences.

See coordinating conjunctions details

Correlative Conjunctions

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

Connects dependent clause with independent clause and shows the relationship between them. (when, before, because, although...)
Use comma, if the subordinator is at the beginning.

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
  • 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
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