Eight parts of speech
A conjunction is a word that is used to connect clauses, sentences or words together.
Coordinating subjects allow us to join words, phrases and clauses of equal rank. When remembering coordinating conjunctions think of FANBOYS:
For And Nor But Or Yet So
· I had a terrible headache. So still I went to school
· I had a terrible headache but I still went to school
Correlative conjunctions are pairs that work together for example:
· either and or
· Neither and nor
Example: I want either the beef or the turkey roast
Subordinating conjunctions join dependent and independent clauses together.
Common subordinating conjunctions are: because -
I ate dinner because I was hungry.
I drove while talking on the phone.
Finally, we have the article. The definite article is the word ‘the’. It limits the meaning of a noun to one particular thing for example:
· give me the ticket
The indefinite article is either 'a' or 'an'. It is ‘a’ when it precedes a word that begins with a consonant, and 'an' when it precedes a word that starts with a vowel. The indefinite article indicates that a noun refers to a general idea rather than a particular thing.
· Can you pass me an apple?
· Should I bring a bottle of wine?
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