Primary School English Quiz - Conjunctions 1 - Find the Conjunctions (Questions)

In your city, town or village you must have seen trains run by on tracks with an engine in front and many compartments behind. You would have seen at the station an engine being separated from the compartments and joining with another set of compartments. There is a message in this for our English classes - conjunctions are very similar to trains!

Conjunctions are also called joining words and they perform the task of joining words or sentences together. Just as many compartments are joined to one another through a coupling mechanism so also we join words or sentences through conjunctions - they are joining words.

Take a look at these two sentences:

"She stood up AND waited to see what he wanted."

"He lost his money in gambling, BUT he still seems to live comfortably."

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Here we see the conjunctions AND and BUT being used to join two shorter sentences together.

There are many types of conjunctions and the primary ones are FOR, AND, NOR, BUT, OR, YET and SO. These are what are known as coordinating conjunctions and can be easily remembered by memorising FANBOYS, where each letter stands for the appropriate conjunction.

Conjunctions can also be categorised on the basis of their usage in a context of the sentences or clauses. Conjunctions of reason, contrast, purpose, concession and consequence are used most often. Here are some examples:

'Because' is a conjunction of reason and it can also be used as a conjunction in other instances.

'Yet' is a conjunction of contrast.

'So' is a conjunction of purpose as well as a conjunction of consequence.

'Although' is a conjunction of concession.

Please remember that many conjunctions can fall under more than one type! The quiz that follows exposes you to the different ways in which conjunctions can be used.

1. "The bison was difficult to catch because he was always facing me." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Because
[ ] Catch
[ ] Always
[ ] Facing
2. "The actor didn't want to come on stage yet he performed anyway." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Want
[ ] Yet
[ ] Didn't
[ ] Stage
3. "The patients did not want the doctor to leave but they knew he had to." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Want
[ ] Leave
[ ] But
[ ] They
4. "People would pay money to see a cricket match since Sachin Tendulkar was playing in it." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Pay
[ ] Match
[ ] Was
[ ] Since
5. "The coach wanted to help the batsman so he went with him." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Help
[ ] Went
[ ] Wanted
[ ] So
6. "He used only one hand for holding the catch although he had two." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Catch
[ ] Although
[ ] One
[ ] Holding
7. "He could change the gear while holding the steering wheel as he had two hands." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] As
[ ] Steering
[ ] Change
[ ] Had
8. "He is a good bowler, while his friend is a good batsman." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Good
[ ] Is
[ ] While
[ ] Bowler
9. "I go to the beach every Sunday, for I love to watch the sea sitting on the sand." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] For
[ ] Sand
[ ] Love
[ ] Every
10. "Ayesha was tired so she went to bed early." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Tired
[ ] So
[ ] Was
[ ] He
Primary School English Quiz - Conjunctions 1 - Find the Conjunctions (Answers)
1. "The bison was difficult to catch because he was always facing me." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[x] Because
[ ] Catch
[ ] Always
[ ] Facing
'Because' is the conjunction and it is one of reason as it explains why the bison was difficult to catch
2. "The actor didn't want to come on stage yet he performed anyway." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Want
[x] Yet
[ ] Didn't
[ ] Stage
'Yet' is the conjunction and it is one of contrast as there is a contrast between the actor's intent and his action
3. "The patients did not want the doctor to leave but they knew he had to." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Want
[ ] Leave
[x] But
[ ] They
'But' is the conjunction and it is one of contrast as there is a contrast between the patients' desire for the doctor to be with them and the doctor's services being needed elsewhere
4. "People would pay money to see a cricket match since Sachin Tendulkar was playing in it." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Pay
[ ] Match
[ ] Was
[x] Since
'Since' is the conjunction and it is one of reason as watching Sachin Tendulkar play is why people are prepared to pay money
5. "The coach wanted to help the batsman so he went with him." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Help
[ ] Went
[ ] Wanted
[x] So
'So' is the conjunction and it is one of purpose as the purpose of the coach going with the batsman is to help him
6. "He used only one hand for holding the catch although he had two." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Catch
[x] Although
[ ] One
[ ] Holding
'Although' is the conjunction and it is one of concession as the person used only one hand even though it would have been safer for him to hold the catch in two hands
7. "He could change the gear while holding the steering wheel as he had two hands." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[x] As
[ ] Steering
[ ] Change
[ ] Had
'As' is the conjunction and it is one of reason as the reason he was able to change gear and hold the steering wheel simultaneously is that he had two hands
8. "He is a good bowler, while his friend is a good batsman." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Good
[ ] Is
[x] While
[ ] Bowler
'While' is the conjunction and it is one of contrast as bowling and batting are two distinct abilities different from one another and requiring different skills
9. "I go to the beach every Sunday, for I love to watch the sea sitting on the sand." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[x] For
[ ] Sand
[ ] Love
[ ] Every
'For' is the conjunction and it is one of reason as it answers the question 'why do you want to go to the beach?' The answer 'I love to watch the sea sitting on the sand' is the reason
10. "Ayesha was tired so she went to bed early." - Identify the conjunction in this sentence.
[ ] Tired
[x] So
[ ] Was
[ ] He
'So' is the conjunction and it is one of consequence as Ayesha went to bed early as a consequence of her being tired