• A conjunction joins words or word groups; they connect things.
• Coordinating conjunctions join words or word groups that are used in the same way.
Examples: 1. The orchestra played waltzes and polkas. [joins two direct objects]
2.We can walk to the neighborhood pool or to the park. [joins two prep. phrases]
3. I looked for Hal, but he had already left. [joins two independent clauses]
Correlative conjunctions are pairs of conjunctions that join words or word groups that are used in the same way.
Examples: 1. Neither the basketball team nor the soccer team has practice today.
2. Both the track team and the volleyball team enjoyed a winning season.
3. Their victories sparked the enthusiasm not only of students but also of
teachers and townspeople.
• An interjection expresses emotion.
• An interjection has NO GRAMMATICAL RELATION to the rest of the sentence.
• An interjection is generally set off from the rest of the sentence by an exclamation point or by a comma or commas.
• Exclamation points indicate strong emotion.
• Commas indicate mild emotion.
• Interjections are common in casual conversation. In writing, however, they are usually used ONLY in informal notes and letters, in advertisements, and in dialogue.
Examples: Whew! What a day I’ve had!
Well, I’m just not sure.
There must be, oh my, a dozen snakes there.
Use the following interjections to complete each sentence: excellent, oops, well, whew, whoa, hey, ouch, cool, wow, yow. (Check your punctuation and capitalization!)
1. _____________ that’s hot!
2. _____________ I forgot to do my homework.