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Students explore coordinating conjunctions in order to explore how to properly use them in compound sentences. The differences in structure between simple and compound sentences are analyzed.
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Coordinating Conjunctions (FANBOYS)
For, and, nor... Spend some time getting coordinating conjunctions just right with your class. Included here are three exercises to practice using these seven connecting words correctly; each worksheet includes a fun image and plenty of...
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