Conjunctions / Transitions

Definition: A conjunction is a word that connects sentences or parts of a sentence together. Transitions help fluency in writing and speaking.

Related Subjects:
Connective Words List
Cohesive Devices
Temporal Conjunctions

Classic Style Exercises:
Conjunctions Worksheets

Multiple Choice Exercises:
Conjunctions Quizzes

Drag and Drop Exercises:
Conjunctions Exercises 1 (Intermediate)
Conjunctions Exercises 2 (Intermediate)
Conjunctions Exercises 3 (Advanced)
Conjunctions Exercises 4 (Advanced)
Conjunctions Exercises 5 (Advanced)

Coordinating Conjunctions

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

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

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

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