Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Conjunctions, part of Grammar Fundamentals.
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 …
- Why does grammar matter?
- Diagramming sentences
- Understanding pronouns
- Working with adjectives and adverbs
- Making sentences parallel
- Deciding when to use active and passive voice
- Using commas correctly
- Practicing grammar rules
Skill Level Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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