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Conjunctions Practice

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Conjunctions Practice

Coordinating Conjunction

In each of the following sentences, identify the coordinating conjunction and the word or group of words it is connecting.

  1. The litter of puppies was calm yet noisy when I peered into the crate.
  2. You or I should make sure the smoke alarm batteries are changed.
  3. We took the local roads to the city for we knew the expressway would have traffic.
  4. The dancer moved with great fluidity yet without passion.
  5. Ken and Rona arrived early so they could get good seats for the symphony.
  6. Rhonda wanted to go back to finish her degree in nursing, so she freed up three evenings a week for her classes.
  7. Last week's weather was rainy, but the forecast is calling for sunny skies this week.
  8. He shivered, for the pool water was cold.
  9. For lunch you need a sandwich or salad, not just junk food.
  10. The hikers were tired but eager to move on.

Correlative Conjunctions

Insert acceptable correlative conjunctions into the following sentences.

  1. She has _____ six _____ seven years of service with us.
  2. _____ Stanley _____ Josh play drums.
  3. _____ you decide on the red _____ choose the blue makes no difference to me.
  4. Caroline_____ forgot where Matt lives,_____ lost his cell phone number.
  5. _____ Holly will have to try harder _____ she will have to move down to a different level.
  6. This lemon chiffon pie is _____ creamy_____ low-calorie.
  7. _____ you call the hall to make the arrangements _____ you risk losing your $100 deposit.
  8. It is unclear _____ the cable bill will come on time _____ I will have to go to the office to pay it.
  9. The fee includes _____ drinks _____ gratuity at this establishment.
  10. At the birthday party, Kim served _____barbecued ribs _____ steak.

Subordinating Conjunctions

Create a new sentence with the clauses and a subordinating conjunction.

  1. Soccer is becoming popular. Baseball is all the rage.
  2. The sailboat was stranded. There was not enough wind.
  3. Louise will sleep soundly. Her alarm clock has gone off.
  4. The horse won't get out of its stall. You lock the door.
  5. Dr. Kroger has high expectations of his students. They work hard.

Answers

  1. calm noisy
  2. You I
  3. We took the local roads to the city we knew the expressway would have traffic.
  4. with great fluidity without passion
  5. Ken and Rona arrived early they could get good seats for the symphony.
  6. Rhonda wanted to go back to finish her degree in nursing, she freed up three evenings a week for her classes.
  7. Last week's weather was rainy, the forecast is calling for sunny skies this week.
  8. He shivered, the pool water was cold.
  9. sandwich salad
  10. tired eager
  11. either … or
  12. Both … and
  13. Whether … or
  14. either … or; neither … nor; both … and
  15. Either … or
  16. both … and; neither … nor
  17. Either … or
  18. whether … or
  19. neither … nor; either … or; both … and
  20. both … and; neither … nor; either … or
  21. Now that soccer is becoming popular, baseball is all the rage.
      Even though soccer is becoming popular, baseball is all the rage.
      Even though baseball is all the rage, soccer is becoming popular.
  22. The sailboat was stranded because there was not enough wind.
      Because there was not enough wind, the sailboat was stranded.
      While there was not enough wind, the sailboat was stranded.
  23. Louise will sleep soundly, even if her alarm clock has gone off.
      Even if her alarm clock goes off, Louise will sleep soundly.
      Louise will sleep soundly until her alarm clock goes off.
  24. The horse won't get out of its stall if you lock the door.
      If you lock the door, the horse won't get out of its stall.
      After you lock the door, the horse won't get out of its stall.
  25. Dr. Kroger has high expectations of his students, as they work hard.
      Dr. Kroger has high expectations of his students, so long as they work hard.
      Dr. Kroger has high expectations of his students, so they work hard.
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