Conjunctions:

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Write the definition of a conjunction in your reading book:

Conjunctions join two parts of a sentence and help to show the connection between the two parts of the sentence.

and tells you more

  • We went home and went straight to bed.

but makes a contrast

  • They are rich but they aren’t happy.

because answers the question why?

  • We went home because we were tired.

so tells you the result

  • We went home early, so we missed the end of the concert.

when answers the question when?

  • We went home when Jane wanted to.

before, after answers the question what happened first?

  • We went home before the concert ended.
  • We went home after Max Jones had sung his first song.

although, though tells you something surprising

  • We went home although / though we did not really want to.

if makes a condition

  • We will go home if we are tired.

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