Coordinating conjunctions

Coordinating conjunctions are words that connect two parts of sentences.

Notes

In this lesson we will learn how to use AND, OR and BUT in a sentence!

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Coordinating conjunctions - Video

WATCH THE VIDEO AND REPEAT:

"I LIKE RED AND GREEN, BUT SHE LIKES PINK AND BLUE.

I LOVE TENNIS, BUT SHE HATES IT.

DO YOU LIKE DOGS OR CATS?

I LIKE DOGS, AND YOU?

I LIKE CATS!"

AND

We use AND to add information:

  • I like red and green.
  • She reads and she writes.
  • They like football and volleyball.

OR

We use OR to give alternatives:

  • Do you want chocolate, strawberry or vanilla?
  • Do you prefer this one or that one?
  • It's now or never.

BUT

We use BUT for unexpected or different information:

  • I like dogs, but my mom is allergic to dogs.
  • She wants to go to the party, but she is sick.
  • They like the movie, but they don't like the actors.

Learn how to use coordinating conjunctions

Now that you know everything about coordinating conjunctions, test yourself with some exercises!

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