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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:

Maggie could play the piano before she was five.

Complete the sentences below with the correct conjunction.

Lesson by Amanda, Cape Town English language school

  • 1. Jack always brushes his teeth ___ he has eaten a meal.

  • 2. It started to rain ___ the children were playing in the garden.

  • 3. Let's go home ___ it gets dark.

  • 4. Give this letter to Anne ___ you see her.

  • 5. She has known Jack ___ he was a child.

  • 6. The party began at 8:00 P.M. and lasted ___ midnight.

  • 7. Alice looked unhappy ___ she walked in.

  • 8. I asked for some bread ___ butter.

  • 9. Sarah is a good singer ___ a poor dancer.

  • 10. Are you going by train ___ by bus?