Friday, May 28, 2021

Lesson 205 - Parts of the Sentence - Conjunctions

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A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subject and verb).  Co-ordinate conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank.  There are two kinds: simple and correlative.

In these lessons simple co-ordinates will be referred to as co-ordinate conjunctions, and correlative co-ordinates will be referred to as correlative conjunctions.  The co-ordinate and correlative conjunctions should be memorized since they are common and few in number.

The co-ordinate conjunctions are the following: and, but, or, nor, for, and yet. (For and yet can only join clauses.)

The correlative conjunctions are always in pairs. They are either-or, neither-nor, both-and, not only-but also, and whether-or.

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs, subjects, predicate nominatives, direct objects, appositives, nouns of address, adjectives, predicate adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, objects of the preposition, prepositional phrases, indirect objects, objective complements, and conjunctions in the following sentences. If there are any conjunctions tell whether they are co-ordinate or correlative conjunctions.

1. In our garden several small but productive trees are growing.

2. Dad waited for Barbara, Jeanne and me.

3. I must leave this place secretly and quietly.

4. After the hike the group was tired and hungry.

5. The coyote ran into a hole or into some trees.

--For answers scroll down.


1. but = co-ordinate conjunction; are growing = verb; trees = subject; in = preposition; garden = object of the preposition; our/several/small/productive = adjectives

2. and = co-ordinate conjunction; waited = verb; Dad = subject; for = preposition; Barbara/Jeanne/me = object of the preposition

3. and = co-ordinate conjunction; must leave = verb; I = subject; place = direct object; this = adjective; secretly/quietly = adverbs

4. and = co-ordinate conjunction; was = verb; group = subject; tired/hungry = predicate adjectives; after = preposition; hike = object of the preposition; the/the = adjective

5. or = co-ordinate conjunction; ran = verb; coyote = subject; into/into = preposition; hole/trees = object of the preposition; the/a/some = adjectives

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