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Adjectives - People

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Conjunctions

Part 1 - and



Hello! In this lesson, we will learn how to use the conjunction “and”. Conjunctions are words which join together two words, two verbs, or two phrases. Conjunctions allow us to combine more information into a single sentence.

Let us now look at how we use the conjunction “and” to combine two sentences into one. The sentences “I like apples.” and “I like bananas.” may be combined using the conjunction “and” to form a single sentence “I like apples and bananas.” Notice that by simply placing the conjunction “and” between the two nouns “apples” and “bananas”, the verb “like” now refers to both of the nouns equally.

Let us look at another example of combining two sentences using the conjunction “and”. The sentences “He wants a house.” and “He wants a car.” may be combined using the conjunction “and” to form a single sentence “He wants a house and a car.” Notice that by simply placing the conjunction “and” between the two nouns “a house” and “a car”, the verb “want” now refers to both of the nouns equally.

Let us look at another example of combining two sentences using the conjunction “and”. The sentences “Jennifer eats chicken.” and “Jennifer eats rice.” may be combined using the conjunction “and” to form a single sentence “Jennifer eats chicken and rice” Notice that by simply placing the conjunction “and” between the two nouns “chicken” and “rice”, the verb “eat” now refers to both of the nouns equally.


Another use of the conjunction “and” is to join two verbs together in one sentence. Let us look at how to join the following two parts of a sentence together using the conjunction “and”. “he runs” and “he jumps” may be combined together to form “He runs and jumps.” Notice how simply placing the conjunction “and” between the two verbs “run” and “jump” allows both verbs to be linked to the pronoun “he”.


Let us join the following two parts of a sentence together using the conjunction “and”. “Jennifer eats” and “Jennifer drinks” may be combined together to form “Jennifer eats and drinks.” Notice how simply placing the conjunction “and” between the two verbs “eat” and “drink” allows both verbs to be linked to the noun “Jennifer”.


Finally, we will examine how to use the conjunction “and” to join together two complete sentences which have different subjects and verbs. For example we may join together the following two sentences “Jennifer eats chicken.” and “David eats vegetables.” to form a single sentence “Jennifer eats chicken and David eats vegetables.” Notice how we may simply place the conjunction “and” between the two sentences to combine them into one sentence.

For another example we may join together the following two sentences “She needs a shirt.” and “He wants a hat.” to form a single sentence “She needs a shirt and he wants a hat.” Notice how we may simply place the conjunction “and” between the two sentences to combine them into one sentence.


Now that you have a basic understanding of using the conjunction “and”, it is your turn to practice speaking in English.