How do I use conjunctions?
What do they mean?
Practice with Conjunction Meanings
Read the sentences below. These sentences are from the story of Danielle and
Sarah's canoeing trip. (You can read the whole story here.)
Read the 3 possible combined sentences below each number. Are they good uses of
conjunctions? Do they make sense? Choose correct or not
correct for each one. 2
sentences are correct,
and 1 is wrong.
- It was a Friday night in August. Danielle and Sarah left. They went on
a canoeing trip.
- They reached their destination late at night. They set up their tents. They
went to sleep right away.
- The next morning was windy. The sun was shining. It was a beautiful day.
- They ate. They packed up camp. They resumed their canoeing journey.
- They reached the middle of the lake. They stopped for a break.
wind was picking up fast. The waves were getting bigger.
- Danielle and Sarah decided that it was not a good idea to stop paddling.
They continued on.
- The waves were so big. The
girls could not handle the canoe.
- They knew it. A wave knocked them out of the canoe. A wave knocked them into
- They came up from under the water. They saw that the wave
had taken their canoe with it!
was no one around to help them. There was no one around to hear their cries.
- Danielle started to freak out. They were in the middle
of the lake. The waves were splashing them under the water.
- They did not have their life jackets on. They did not have anything to hold
onto to help them stay above the water.
- About forty-five minutes of swimming. They finally reached
- Soaked and tired, the girls laid down on a rock. The girls tried to regain
and Danielle sat for hours. Sarah and Danielle waited for hours. Someone came
to their rescue.
- They found their canoe. They also found
all of their belongings soaked with water.
- Later that day they set up a
new camp. Later that day they tried to get some rest. They could not use their
sleeping bags. They could not change into warm clothes. Everything was all