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V.12 - Conjunctions

Conjunctive Adverbs

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Run-on sentences happen when there are two independent clauses not separated by any form of punctuation. The error can sometimes be corrected by adding a period, semicolon, or colon to separate the two sentences.

e.g. Incorrect: My car is expensive I spent a lot of money on it.
Correct: My car is expensive. I spent a lot of money on it.

Conjunctions Quiz

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Conjunctions are words that connect words, phrases, clauses or sentences.

For example:

"I bought him a jacket but he hates it!"

In the following sentences, can you decide which conjunction completes the gap? Think very carefully about the meaning of the sentence. Can you remember any other conjunctions?

Conjunction Review

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Conjunction: A word that links two words, phrases or clauses together. Here's another review lesson to help you practise some of the basics of English.

Choose the correct conjunction for each sentence. Then why don't you make some of your own sentences using the conjunctions to help you revise.

Lesson by Caroline

Basic Conjunctions

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A conjunction is a linking word such as, and, or, but.

Conjunctions are used to connect words or sentences.

The words before, after, as, when, while, until and since, are also conjunctions.

They tell when something happens, so they are called conjunctions of time.

For example:

What are conjunctions of time?

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A conjunction is a linking word such as and, or, but.

Conjunctions are used to connect words or sentences.

The words before, after, as, when, while, until, since, are also conjunctions. They tell when something happens, so they are called conjunctions of time.

Present Perfect with For and Since

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How much do you remember about this subject?

For and since are commonly used with the present perfect tense.

For

We use for to talk about a period of time.

E.g. "I haven't smoked for weeks."

Since

We use since to talk about a specific point in time, or a time when the action started.

Conjunctions

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Conjunctions are words that join clauses into sentences. One is enough to join two clauses.

Using conjunctions to join short clauses into longer sentences makes English more fluent!

For example: I like to have a cup of coffee as soon as I wake up.

Choose the expression which best completes the sentence. Sometime two are possible.

Lesson by Amanda Pooley, EC Cape Town English language school

Linking Words

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Connectives - How to make longer sentences

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English learners often write using short sentences and have a making longer sentences.

Today we take a look at some basic words that you can use to link connect short sentences together.

Here's an example,

"We are early. There was no traffic."

"We are early because there was no traffic."

As you can see because is used to link the two pieces of information into one simple sentence.

Subordinating Conjunctions

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Before doing the exercise, let’s go over a few grammar terms:

Clause – a group of words that contains a subject and a verb.

Independent clause – a clause that expresses a complete thought.  Also called a sentence.

Dependent clause – a clause that does not express a complete thought, and therefore must be connected to an independent clause.