Types of conjunctions exercise

Underline the conjunctions in the following sentences and state whether they are coordinating conjunctions or subordinating conjunctions.

1. Alice decided to get some rest because she was tired.

2. Unless he mends his ways, he will be in trouble.

3. He took out his pen and started writing.

4. She was ill but she went to work.

5. Jack or James has to go.

6. Be just and fear not.

7. I ran fast but I could not overtake him.

8. Although he was strong he could not defeat his opponent.

9. As she was unwell, I advised her to get some rest.

10. He asked whether he could take a day off.

Answers

1. Alice decided to get some rest because she was tired. (Subordinating conjunction)

2. Unless he mends his ways, he will be in trouble. (Subordinating conjunction)

3. He took out his pen and started writing. (Coordinating conjunction)

4. She was ill but she went to work. (Coordinating conjunction)

5. Jack or James has to go. (Coordinating conjunction)

6. Be just and fear not. (Coordinating conjunction)

7. I ran fast but I could not overtake him. (Coordinating conjunction)

8. Although he was strong he could not defeat his opponent. (Subordinating conjunction)

9. As she was unwell, I advised her to get some rest. (Subordinating conjunction)

10. He asked whether he could take a day off. (Subordinating conjunction)

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