Conjunctions connect words, phrases and clauses. In this song, you’ll meet the FANBOYS, an acronym to remember the conjunctions: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet and So. Sing along with Flocabulary’s conjunction rap song as this quirky crew of FANBOYS hooks up phrases, words and clauses.
I'll be very upset if I don't earn an A on this test, for I studied for four hours.
I like to eat apples
I purchased apples and bananas at the fruit market and made a smoothie.
I won't ride the roller coaster,
will I take a spin on the carousel.
Her boyfriend is neither funny nor nice; I don't understand what she sees in him.
I usually enjoy romantic comedies,
I thought that the movie I saw on Friday was simply terrible.
Everybody but John was able to make it to my party.
You can choose the chicken, steak
fish for your special dinner.
Eat your vegetables, or you won't get any dessert.
Our team practiced twice as hard as our opponents, yet we still lost the game.
I stayed up very late, so I was tired in the morning.
When you use conjunctions to connect two words, you don't need a comma. But when you have three or more words, use commas between all the words in the list, except for the final two.
Mario and Luigi are my favorite videogame characters. This semester I am taking math, physics, English, physical education and Spanish.
When using conjunctions to connect phrases, you do not need to use a comma unless the phrases are part of a list. For example, you don't need a comma in, "I play the violin but not the viola," but you would use a comma here: "I play the violin, sing in the choir and swim on the varsity team."
When connecting two independent clauses, always place a comma and a conjunction in the middle.
We could throw a surprise party for Mia, or the whole family could just go out to dinner.
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