These worksheets will teach your students the differences between the three types of conjunctions.

Conjunctions are parts of speech that are used to bring together words, clauses, and phrases with sentences. They function by pairing these words or word groups that helps establish a connected relationship between the words or phrases within the sentence. Conjunctions come in three types: coordinating, subordinating, and correlative. Each of the three types connects words, phrases, and clauses. The pieces that are being connected will determine which type of conjunction should be used. The most common form is coordinating conjunction. This is where the joining word is placed between the connected parts within the sentence. You will not find this form at the beginning or end of a sentence. When clauses (dependent and independent forms) need to be linked subordinating conjunction is used. The common forms include the use of the following words and phrases: until, while, if, no matter how, and as. They are usually placed at the beginning of the sentence or between clauses with a comma placed between the two clauses. The last form is called correlative conjunction this is where pairs of conjunctions are used to balance a sentence. Common forms include the word pairs: either… or, neither… nor, and both… and.

The following collection of activity sheets will help students label parts of sentences/words, and ask your students to correctly identify or place them in given sentences. Answer keys have been provided for each work sheet for instructors. Fun Project Idea: Have your students perform the Schoolhouse Rock "Conjunction Junction" song (available on YouTube) this is a fun song that helps students remember how to identify parts of sentences.

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Join the Sentences

Conjunctions are used to connect words in a sentence, or to connect complete sentences. When conjunctions are used, the result is a compound structure. A comma is used before the conjunction to separate the clauses. Three common conjunctions are and, but and or.

Coordinating Word Parts

Choose from the words if and unless to fill in the blank in each sentence below.

Multiple Choice Work Sets

Choose the correct word to complete each sentence.

Fan Boys- For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So

Use one of the coordinating conjunctions above to complete each sentence. Use each word only once.

Join Independent Clauses

Underline each independent clause in the sentences below. Circle whether the conjunction is used to show agreement, disagreement, or a reason.

Disagreement

Say whether each conjunction below is used to show agreement, disagreement, or reason. On a separate sheet of paper, join each set of independent clauses to create a compound sentence. Use a coordinating conjunction.

Indicating Cause and Effect

Subordinating conjunctions, like so, unless, if and because indicate cause and effect. Complete each sentence below with the correct subordinating conjunction.

Types of Conjunctions

Read each sentence below. Identify whether the sentences is filled with a coordinating conjunction (C) or a subordinating conjunction (S). Write C or S on the line next to the sentence.

Subordinating Conjunctions

Use a subordinating conjunction to combine each pair of sentences. Write your new sentence on the line below.

Coordinating, Correlative, Subordinating

Underline the conjunctions in the sentences below. Then identify what kind of conjunction it is.

Fill Them In

Choose the word that best completes each sentence.

Coordinating, Subordinating, or Correlative?

Read each sentence. Underline the conjunctions in each sentence. On the line, write whether it is in coordinating, subordinating, or correlative form.

Waldo the Wizard

Rewrite the paragraph below, using coordinating, subordinating, and correlative conjunctions to combine sentences.

Indicate Time

Subordinating conjunctions like after, before, when, since, until, and as soon as indicate when something in a sentence did or will happen.

Rearrange or Omit

Use the subordinating conjunctions indicated to join the sentences below. You may change, rearrange or omit words as necessary in order to clearly convey the meaning of your sentence