Conjunctions are words that connect clauses. The most common types of conjunctions are coordinating conjunctions, and subordinating conjunctions. You can remember all the coordinating conjunction by remembering the antonym FANBOYS. FANBOYS stands for:
Some examples of FANBOYS are:
Kourosh doesn’t have a job, for he is broke.
Rich knows how to read, and write.
Zayd doesn’t like reading, nor does he like writing.
Nathan has homework, but he doesn’t want to do it.
Alex can go get icecream, or he can get pizza
Projects can be very exciting, yet usually they are complete garbage.
I’m going to Mexico, so I won’t be at school.
These words are the ones connecting two main clauses together. There are also subordinating conjunctions. An acronym for those is AAAWWUBBIS. It stands for:
Some examples of AAAWWUBBIS are:
After I finish high school, I will forget everything I ever learnt.
Although I hate school, I still show up.
As I walked through the park, I saw a dog.
When I watched a movie, I got jump scared.
Until you start dying, your grandma wont stop feeding you.
Before we get homework, it must be explained to us.
Because school is boring, I don’t want to do my work.
If your broke like kourosh, you won’t be able to buy things.
These words can be at the beginning of a sentence, or they can be in the middle of one.
1. What is the acronym for coordinating conjunctions?
2. What is the acronym for subordinating conjunctions?
3. What are all the coordinating conjunctions? (in order)
4. What is the pattern that a coordinating conjunction fits in a sentence?
5. What is one of the patterns that a subordinating conjunctions fits in a sentence?
3. For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
4. Main clause + , + coordinating conjunction + main clause
5. Main clause + subordinating clause
Subordinating clause + , + main clause