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7th Grade Language Arts / Lesson 7: Conjunctions & Interjections

Conjunctions & Interjections

What will we be learning in this lesson?


  • In this lesson you will learn :
    1. Two types of conjunctions.
    2. Definition of interjections.
    3. How to use conjunctions correctly to connect words and parts of a sentence.
    4. How to use and punctuate interjections.
Questions to Keep in Mind


    1. What are the two types of conjunctions?
    2. What is an interjections?
    3. How do I use conjunctions?
    4. How do I use interjections?


Conjunctions


  • Words that connect sentence parts and help you add information to your sentence are called conjunctions.

  • Conjunctions connect words, groups of words and whole sentences.

    There are two types of conjunctions

    1. Coordinating
    2. Correlative


Coordinating Conjunctions


  • Coordinating conjunctions connect words or groups of words that are similar in form. It connects nouns to nouns, phrase to phrase, sentence to sentence and so on.


Using Coordinating Conjunctions


  • The coordinating conjunction is in the box and the words connected are underlined.


Practice


  • Let's try some examples and see if you can find the coordinating conjunctions and words or word groups they connect. Try to answer the questions yourself, then click Next to see the answers!

    1. Sea lions and furred seals travel well on land.
        What is the coordinating conjunction?
        What words does the conjunction connect?
        What is the purpose of the conjunction?

    2. These two water mammals are similar yet different.
        What is the coordinating conjunction?
        What words does the conjunction connect?
        What is the purpose of the conjunction?


Practice


  • Let's try some examples and see if you can find the coordinating conjunctions and words or word groups they connect. Try to answer the questions yourself

    1. Sea lions and furred seals travel well on land.
        What is the coordinating conjunction?  and
        What words does the conjunction connect?  sea lions, furred seals
        What is the purpose of the conjunction?  to show equally important ideas

    2. These two water mammals are similar yet different.
        What is the coordinating conjunction?  yet
        What words does the conjunction connect?  similar, different
        What is the purpose of the conjunction?  to show ideas that connect, but are opposite.


Correlative Conjunctions


  • Correlative conjunctions are ALWAYS used in pairs. They connect words or word groups.

  • There are 5 pairs of correlative conjunctions

    both...and
    either....or
    neither...nor
    not only...but also
    whether...or

  • They can connect nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, and sentences.


Using Correlative Conjunctions


  • The correlative conjunctions are in the boxes. The words they connect are underlined.


Interjections


  • Interjections are words that express sudden excitement and strong feeling.


  • Sometimes an interjections is followed by an exclamation point.
    Example : Wow! The killer whale jumped very high.


  • Other times an interjection is followed by a comma and connected to the sentence. This happens when the interjection expresses only mild feeling instead a strong one.
    Example : Oh, I had a good time at Sea World.


 
Interjections


  • Interjections are used more in speaking than writing because they are informal. When you seem them in writing, they are often part of the dialog or speech between two characters.


This is the end of the Lesson


    1. Do you know the two types of conjunctions?
    2. Do you know how they are the same and how they are different?
    3. Do you know what an interjection is?
    4. Do you know how to use and punctuate an interjection?


    If you can't answer these questions, review this Lesson.

    If you can answer these questions :

    1. Close out of the Lesson
    2. Complete the Practice Questions
    3. Take the Post-Test