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Coordinating conjunctions worksheet

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Coordinating conjunctions worksheet
Conjunctions are words used to connect two clauses. There are mainly two types of
conjunctions – coordinating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions.
Complete the following sentences using an appropriate coordinating conjunction.
1. They were poor, ………………. often suffered great hardship.
and
but
2. He overslept himself …………………. thus missed the train.
and
but
3. That coat cannot be mine, ……………… it is too big for me.
and
but
for
4. As a boy he had never been to school, and ………………….. he had no
opportunity of learning to read and write.
therefore
for
yet
5. This must not happen again, ……………… you will be dismissed.
or
but
and
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6. He is rich, ………………. he is not happy.
and
therefore
but
7. Hurry up, ……………….. you will be late.
and
or
yet
8. He must have done his duty, ……………….. he is a conscientious man.
for
so
therefore
9. He tried hard, ………………. he did not succeed.
but
and
so
10. The parents were horrified ………………. they saw blood stains on the
floor and no sign of their child.
therefore
for
so
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Answers
1. They were poor, and often suffered great hardship.
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Coordinating conjunctions worksheet
2. He overslept himself and thus missed the train.
3. That coat cannot be mine, for it is too big for me.
4. As a boy he had never been to school, and therefore he had no opportunity of learning to
read and write.
5. This must not happen again, or you will be dismissed.
6. He is rich, yet he is not happy.
7. Hurry up, or else you will be late.
8. He must have done his duty, for he is a conscientious man.
9. He tried hard, but he did not succeed.
10. The parents were horrified for they saw blood stains on the floor and no sign of their
child.
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