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He is a hardworking man.

He saved a lot of money.


The Joiners of the

Grammar world
Meet the FANBOYS
For Coordinating
And Conjunctions
Always connect
two equal parts:
But Words
Or Phrases


A group of words that is a single
part of speech but does not contain
a subject and a verb
underthe table
around the corner
A group of words that contains
both a subject and a verb
Jenflew across the country
She missed her kids
Coordinating Conjunctions
Always connect two equal parts:
the man and the woman
the pie or the cookie
the dog in the clown suit and the boy with the
my dinner or your lunch
Mary went shopping but she forgot to buy milk.
I love chocolate cake so I ate the entire
enormous slice.
For - Explains reason or purpose (just like
I go to the park every Sunday, for I love to watch
the ducks on the lake.
And - Adds one thing to another
Mike runs a mile every day, and he swims on
Nor - Used to present an alternative negative idea
to an already stated negative idea
I dont go for the fresh air nor really for the ducks.
But - Shows contrast
The soccer in the park is entertaining in the winter, but
its better in the heat of summer.
Or - Presents an alternative or a choice
We can go to Disneyland, or we can go to Sea World.
Yet - Introduces a contrasting idea that follows the
preceding idea logically (similar to but)
I always take a book to read, yet I never seem to turn a
single page.
So - Indicates effect, result or consequence
I wanted to buy a dog, so I started staving money.
1. I was rushing to my appointment, _______ I still
didnt make it on time.
2. I am going to pull my grades up in Math class,
_______ next semester I will be on the honor roll.
3. I love hiking, _______ I especially love doing it
with my best friend.
4. I could eat the pizza right now, _______ I could
save it for later.
5. Sarah doesnt like Marco, _______ does she
like Anton.

On crosswise, write 5
sentences about Africa with
Coordinating Conjunctions.
Underline the conjunctions
you used.
Subordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating Conjunctions tell you that

one part of the sentence has greater
importance or value than another.
Subordinate = less important
A subordinate conjunction introduces a
subordinate clause.
I sat under the tree while Sam and Mark
swam in the lake.
Correlative Conjunctions

Correlative Conjunctions join like parts

but come in pairs.
not only Tom but his friend
both in the pantry and in the kitchen
whether we go or we stay