1. Birds and flowers are things of beauty.
2. Since you desire it, I will come.
3. We needed a fire, because the weather was so cold.
And, in the first sentence, is a co-ordinate conjunction, and connects flowers and birds.
Because, in the third sentence, is a subordinate conjunction, connecting the clause with the principal statement, we needed a fire.
To parse conjunctions tell:
1. Whether they are co-ordinate, subordinate, or correlative.
2. The words, phrases, or clauses, which they connect.
Parse the conjunctions in the following sentences:
1. I shall go to the mountains in July, but I shall return to the seashore in August
2. The rain continued, still we remained in the country.
3. You have been industrious, hence you deserve success.
4. Many fail in business, because they are lacking in prudence.
5. Unless I hear to the contrary, I will attend the conference.
6. Wise men study, that they may grow still wiser.
7. As you sow, so shall you also reap.
8. Weeds and briers grow in the field, because it is not well cared for.
9. Time is more precious than gold and silver. 10. I will see whether he has come.
Parse the conjunctions in Bryant's Forest Hymn or any equally difficult poem.
Write ten sentences using one or more conjunctions in each.
Tell whether they are co-ordinate, subordinate or correlative conjunctions.