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1. Her dress was black and white.

2. Send James or John to me.

3. We followed the trail over the mountain and across the valley.

4. You will not learn unless you study.

5. I will come because you need me.

In these sentences and connects the words black and white; or connects the words James and John; and connects the phrases over the mountain and across the valley; unless connects the statements you will not learn and you study; because connects the statements I will come and you need me.

A word used to connect words, phrases, or clauses is called a conjunction.

A conjunction is a word used to connect words, phrases, or clauses.

A conjunction is a part of speech.

Point out the conjunctions in the following sentences and tell the words, phrases, or clauses which each connects:

1. Time and tide wait for no man.

2. The dwarf stooped and plucked a lily that grew at his feet.

3. He knocked heavily at the door, but no sound came from within.

4. Do you start to-morrow or will you remain here until Monday?

5. You will not fail, because you have determined to succeed.

6. Spring has come, for the birds and the grass have returned.

7. The advice will do him good, if he will heed it.

8. Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.

9. The soldier must do as his commander orders.

10. Across the fields and into the woods they rushed.

11. For men may come and men may go,

But I go on forever.

12. Will you see whether he has come?

13. If you desire to learn you must study.

Write five sentences using conjunctions to connect words, five using conjunctions to connect phrases, and five using conjunctions to connect statements.

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