Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Conjunctions, part of Grammar Foundations.
The easiest way to think about …conjunctions is that they are …connectors or joiners. …They join or connect phrases, …words, and clauses. …Conjunctions come in four categories, …each with its own set of uses and misuses. …The first category is coordinating conjunctions. …The good news about coordinating conjunctions? …Only seven: …and, nor, but, or, yet, so, and for. …In this series example, …the items are connected with 'and.' …'Pencils, markers, paper clips, …and staples have been reordered.' …The comma between each item …replaces the word 'and.' …Pencils and markers and paper clips …sounds redundant, …so the comma is used instead. …The coordinating conjunction …can also connect phrases such as …in this sentence: 'calling clients, …reading email, and attending meetings …take up most of my time,' …and to connect complete sentences. …'The meeting was cancelled for today, …but it was rescheduled for Friday.' …Let's look at the punctuation in that example. …Both the comma and the coordinating conjunction …
- Differentiate between concrete and abstract nouns.
- Demonstrate proper use of articles.
- Distinguish between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.
- Create parallel sentences.
- Use pronouns correctly.
- Recognize look-alikes and sound-alikes.
- Apply appropriate punctuation rules.
- Distinguish between passive and active voice.
Skill Level Intermediate
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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