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Conjunctions

Use of and for Class 1 English

Conjunctions or connecting are also known as connecting words in English. Using conjunction in a sentence help to keep the dialogue flowing smoothly. In English grammar, coordinating conjunction and is used to connect more than two independent words, phrases, or sentences. In this learning concept, students will be taught about:

  • Conjunction definition and examples.
  • Use of and in English grammar.
  • Common mistakes that should be avoided while using conjunction in a sentence.

Every concept is taught to class 1 English students with the help of examples, illustrations, and concept maps. Once you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.

Download the and conjunction worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions provided in PDF format.

Definitions:

  • Conjunctions or connecting words, join words or a group of words or short sentences together.
  • Always add a comma (,) after conjunctions in a sentence.
  • ‘And’, ‘but’, and ‘or’ are examples of conjunctions.
  • Always use a comma before these conjunctions.

Examples:

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The words ‘and’, ‘but’, and ‘or’ are conjunctions that join a group of words or short sentences.


In this lesson, we will talk about the use of ‘and’.

Use of 'and':

  1. The conjunction ‘and’ is also known a coordinating conjunctions because it is used to join two sentences expressing similar ideas. It is used to add more information about someone or something.

    Example:

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    • We combined these two sentences with the help of the conjunction ‘and’ instead of repeating the sentence again.
    • With the help of conjunction, we have added more information about the boy, for he is ‘kind and honest’.
  2. The coordinating conjunction adds two sentences. Here, both the sentences express a complete thought. Each sentence can be a sentence on its own.

    Example:

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    Here, ‘I ate an apple for breakfast’ and ‘I ate a pie for breakfast’ both the sentences express a complete thought. Both these sentences speak about ‘I’ eating something for breakfast. Hence ‘I’ and ‘breakfast’ is used only once.

Common Mistake:

Don’t forget to use ‘and’ when you are talking or writing about more than one person, animal, place, and thing or when you are connecting more than one sentence expressing similar ideas.

Example:

  • Ravi went shopping and bought an umbrella.
  • Ravi went shopping bought an umbrella.
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