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Using Conjunctions

A conjunction joins part of a sentence with another. 

 

Coordinating conjunctions join together two equal and complete thoughts.

Theseinclude:_______________________________________________________

Run-on:  Aurora has a vivid imagination, she is also creative.

Correction:  Aurora has a vivid imagination, and she is also creative.

Subordinate conjunctions also join together two complete thoughts, however,

one thought is more important than the other.

These include:______________________________________________________

Run-on:  Julie gets new ideas easily, she often has difficulty making those new ideas work.

Correction:  Although Julie gets new ideas easily, she often has difficulty making those new ideas work.

 

Correct the sentences using conjunctions.

1. Ryan’s parents did not get mad at him for the minor flood _______________ they liked to encourage his creative thinking.

 

2. _______________ she was downstairs looking for a hammer, Savannah noticed water dripping through ceiling.

 

3. Mitchel had to run around the block_______________ an idea came to him.

 

4. Rhys will never eat all his dinner ________________he’s been snacking all day.