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Subordinating & Coordinating Conjunctions

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Subordinating & Coordinating Conjunctions

  1. 1. Subordinating & Coordinating Conjunctions
  2. 2. Importance <ul><li>Subordinating & coordinating conjunctions are important because they join different clauses to form long, well constructed sentences. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a clause? <ul><li>An independent clause is a phrase that can stand alone as it’s own sentence. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The car is red. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A dependent clause is a phrase that needs to have another one in order to make it a complete sentence. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When the kids drove the car. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. When to use Coordinating Conjunctions <ul><li>Use it to join independent clauses, phrases, and individual words. </li></ul><ul><li>“ And”, “but”, “or”, “nor”, “so”, or “yet” can be used. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples of Coordinating Conjunctions <ul><li>She picked daffodils and sunflowers, which are usually yellow. </li></ul><ul><li>I wanted to go over my friends house but I had a lot of homework. </li></ul>
  6. 6. When to use Subordinate Conjunctions <ul><li>Introduces a dependent clause and shows the relationship between the dependent and independent clauses. </li></ul><ul><li>Common conjunctions are “after”, “although”, “as”, “because”, “before”, “how”, “if” and “once”. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples of Subordinating Conjunctions <ul><li>If you do your homework, you can play with the dog. </li></ul><ul><li>They lost the football game because of the bad weather. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Very Nice!
  9. 9. Citations <ul><li>http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/coconj1.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fw.delaware.gov/NR/rdonlyres/7D197C78-ACFE-4497-8E3A-DAE2F4B3B545/385/FWDanielleDogLicense.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/nova/nova1.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/3194/thumbsupag3.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.towson.edu/ows/conjunctions.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths/0238_images/0238_german-ftr.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/flower-bulbs/bright-yellow-daffodil.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.postdiluvian.org/~gilly/Schoolhouse_Rock/pix/conjunc.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.adoptionblogs.com/media/Parenting%20Special%20Kids/Mommys-Suing-Santa-Claus.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thetshirtgame.com/christmas_joy_warms_the_heart_santa_claus_frosty_snowman.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.global-b2b-network.com/direct/dbimage/50141061/Football.jpg </li></ul>

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