Conjunctions are used to join any two (or more) ideas. They are very useful, and play very important roles in reading and understanding written English.
Conjunctions can only join things that are the same part of speech
Conjunctions can join any part of the sentence: subject, verb, object, complement etc.
In the following paragraphs, all of the sentences have been broken down into simple clauses. Organize these paragraphs and arrange the sentences in order of most important to least important.
First, write an appropriate topic sentence for the paragraph. Remember – a good topic sentence has a topic and controlling idea, which is your opinion about the topic. Also, a good topic sentence includes all main ideas of the paragraph, so it is very general. Second, combine the phrases which can be connected using the appropriate conjunction.
William Shakespeare was born in England.
William Shakespeare was bom in a small village called Avon.
William Shakespeare was bora in 1564.
William Shakespeare’s father died when he was very little.
William Shakespeare’s father was a soldier.
William Shakespeare’s mother was rich.
William Shakespeare’s mother ow ned a lot of land.
William Shakespeare went to boarding school.
William Shakespeare’s boarding school was very famous.
William Shakespeare did not like his boarding school.