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Post by Anthony Villarama on May 23 at 11:11:18 PM

"As I stepped inside", the word "as" is a subordinate conjunction. What do you think guys?

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Post by Brianna Zhang on July 22, 2016

In the second sentence in the use the right conjunction practice, doesn't the word therefore have nine letters, not seven?

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Post by Mohamed Elnaklawi on June 7, 2014

My teacher gave us a veer easy way of remembering coordinating conjunctions: FANBOYS: FOR, AND, NOR, BUT, OR, YET, SO

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Post by Rajat Pandey on March 3, 2014

the police arrived after the bank robbery was over in this sentence  why we use was in the last of sentence was normally used in contentious tense when any work is going on but here robbery is already finished . it should be perfect tense please explain to me  

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Post by Linda Volti on February 21, 2014

Would it also be correct to split a sentence such as, "The library is full of interesting books; however, it is also closing in five minutes." into two sentences, i.e. "The library is full of interesting books. However, it is also closing in five minutes.", or do you always have to keep the two clauses together in the same sentence but separated with a semi-colon?

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:39 AM

Post by Ling Huang on January 7, 2014

How is Play On consider an independent clause?

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Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:11 PM

Post by jianhua Ling ling on November 17, 2013

A good way to memorize the coordinating conjunctions is
F.A.N.B.O.Y.S.- For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So

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Post by Elizabeth Winn on July 24, 2013

Oops, in my earlier question I meant to ask if "that" was being used as a subordinating conjunction? If not, what is it?

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Last reply by: Elizabeth Winn
Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:44 PM

Post by Elizabeth Winn on July 24, 2013

I have two questions about the following sentence:
"As I stepped inside, I realized that either I had left the window open or something was wrong."

1. Isn't "As" at the beginning of the sentence a subordinating conjunction introducing the subordinate clause "As I stepped inside"?

2. Is "that" in the middle of the sentence a conjunctive adverb connecting "I realized" with "I had left ..."?

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Last reply by: Mohamed Elnaklawi
Sat Jun 7, 2014 6:42 PM

Post by Vanessa Pieper on July 3, 2013

Hi, I see so many conjunctions in this sentence that I get lost...

"Well, at least now you can retrieve the black box from the smouldering wreckage that was once your fantasy of dating her, and analise the data so that you don't crash into geek mountain again."

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:20 PM

Post by John N on June 23, 2013

Is struggle an abstract noun?

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Last reply by: Austin Cunningham
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:15 PM

Post by Austin Cunningham on June 6, 2013

At 17:16, you said that it was a correlative conjunction with the words "Neither" and "nor"; could "both" and "and" work as well? Would Both the guitarist and the drummer seemed to know how to play the band's song be grammatical?

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Last reply by: Brett Snodgrass
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:35 PM

Post by Brett Snodgrass on April 4, 2013

Why is it called a conjunctive adverb? Why is there no conjuctive adjective?

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Thu Apr 4, 2013 3:31 PM

Post by Professor Hendershot on February 12, 2013

Thanks for asking! Even when it's used as the answer to a question, "Because it's raining" is not a complete sentence. That doesn't mean you can't say it, of course--and in casual spoken English, you would sound pretty strange if you duplicated the question just to make a complete sentence ("Why is the game canceled?" "The game is canceled because it's raining."). It's quite common to answer questions with fragments in spoken English--how many times have YOU answered a question with something like "over there" or "after lunch"?

However, if you are writing formal English, as for a business letter or an academic paper, sentence fragments are considered a mark of poor education. Don't use them if you want to sound professional!

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:19 PM

Post by Poppy Mastrandreou on February 12, 2013

oh! excuse me! i was mentioned in 13:24

Thanks again

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Post by Poppy Mastrandreou on February 12, 2013

At the second sentence you said that "because it's raining" can't be an independent sentence.But what about the case it be used as an answer to question "why the game is canceled ? ".It can't stand as an independent phrase as an answer?

thanks in advance


  • Conjunctions join two or more parts of sentences—words, phrases, or clauses—and express the relationship between the two parts.
  • Coordinating conjunctions connect grammatically equivalent elements—things that match. Remember: a coordinated outfit contains matching items, and coordinating conjunctions connect matching elements.
  • Correlative conjunctions come in pairs and connect grammatically equivalent elements (just like relatives always come in groups).
  • Subordinating conjunctions introduce subordinate clauses, which depend on the rest of their sentence for their meaning.
  • Conjunctive adverbs connect independent clauses.


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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • What is a Conjunction? 0:29
    • Definition
    • 4 Kinds of Conjunctions
  • Coordinating Conjunctions 0:55
    • Definition
    • List of Coordinating Conjunctions
    • Practice
    • Answers
  • Correlative Conjunctions 3:50
    • Definition
    • List of Correlative Conjunction Examples
    • Practice
    • Answers
  • Subordinating Conjunctions 5:47
    • Definition
    • How They're Different
    • List of Subordinating Conjunctions Examples
    • Practice
    • Answers
  • Conjunctive Adverbs 9:41
    • Definition
    • List of Commonly Used Conjunctive Adverbs
    • Practice
    • Answers
  • Conjunctive Adverbs vs. Subordinating Conjunctions 12:44
    • Example
  • Find and Identify the Conjunctions Practice 13:37
  • Find and Identify the Conjunctions Answers 14:08
  • Using Conjunctions Correctly 15:18
    • Use Coordinating Conjunctions
    • Use Correlative Conjunctions
    • Use Subordinating Conjunctions
    • Use Conjunctive Adverbs
  • Use the Right Conjunction Practice 15:55
  • Use the Right Conjunction Answers 16:26
  • Find and Identify the Conjunctions Practice 17:39
  • Find and Identify the Conjunctions Answers 18:02
  • Find and Identify the Conjunctions 2 Practice 18:56
  • Find and Identify the Conjunctions 2 Answers 19:15