( 9) CONJUNCTIONS
Conjunctions join words, phrases and sentences together.
Conjunctions joining words:
Example: I have a car and a house.
Conjunctions joining phrases:
Example: The fisherman is happy walking along the beach and carrying a bucketfull of fish.
Conjunctions joining sentences:
§ ¨ He walked to his car. He got into it..
He walked to his car and got into it.
§ ¨ Will you have tea? Will you have coffee?
Will you have tea or coffee?
§ ¨ She is tired. She cannot sleep.
She is tired but she cannot sleep.
Besides ‘and', ‘or' and ‘but', other common conjunctions include: because, if, so,although, unless, therefore, etc.
Conjunctions can join nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
I have a pen and a book. (Joining two nouns)
He joked and we laughed. (Joining two verbs)
She is beautiful and tall. (Joining two adjectives)
He eats quickly and noisily. (Joining two adverbs)