Parts of Speech – Conjunction (Primary 6)








TOPIC: Conjunctions

Conjunctions are words used to join or link words, phrases, clauses or sentences together. For example, but, and, yet, or, since, because, etc.

A conjunction can be a word or group of words. For example, and, or, yet, etc. are single word while as long as, as far as, as soon as, etc. are group of words.



  • By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to:
  1. identify conjunction;
  2. use conjunction in making sentences.




  • The pupils are required to already have learned in their lesson – Prepositions.



  • The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
  1. Course book
  2. Real objects
  3. Pictures



  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Books
  4. Learngrammar
  5. All Relevant Materials
  6. Online Materials


Related posts: preposition,  nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives. Scheme of work – first termsecond termthird term. Seventh week lesson outline






There are three (3) of conjunctions:


Coordinating conjunction join words, phrases or clauses which are grammatically similar or equal. It joins the following – word + word, phrase + phrase or clause + clause.


Examples are for, and, nor, but, or, yet and so. 


  1. I like bread and butter. (word + word)
  2. He always like to sit at the front or at the back. (word + word)
  3. I waited for her but she didn’t come. (clause + clause)


  • Subordinating Conjunction

Subordinating conjunction join two clauses together or describe the relationship between two clauses – dependent and independent clauses.


Examples are – while, as soon as, although, before, even if, because, no matter how, whether, wherever, when, until, after, as if, how, if, provided, in that, once, supposing, while, unless, in case, as far as, now that, as, so that, though, since.



  1. He usually eats at home, because he likes cooking.
  2. My work must be finished before afternoon.
  3. She works every day, even on Sundays.


  • Correlative Conjunction

Correlation conjunction are paired words which are used to join equal sentence elements together.


Examples are:

  1. as – as
  2. either – or
  3. neither – nor
  4. not only – but also
  5. both – and
  6. whether – or
  7. so – as



  1. He is both intelligent and ugly.
  2. I will either go for a ride or stay home and watch TV.
  3. Jerry is neither poor nor rich.
  4. She is not only intelligent, but also very famous.
  5. Would you rather go party or spend the day at the beach?



Underline the conjunction:

  1. She bought a book and pencil.
  2. I forgot to bring my mathematical set and calculator.
  3. It make me happy when you laugh.
  4. She is neither polite nor funny.
  5. This salad is both delicious and healthy.
  6. The test was both very short and quite easy.



Join the sentence with the option given:

1. John failed Mathematics. He passed English Studies.

[a] but

[b] because

[c] moreover

2. Paul, Peter attended the party.

[a] but

[b] and

[c] nor

3. Michael is good at English. He is terrible at Mathematics.

[a] but

[b] and

[c] nor

4. The choir came to church. Ministered in song.

[a] but

[b] and

[c] nor

5. I ate my indomie. I was hungry.

[a] but

[b] and

[c] because




  • To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Explains conjunction;
  3. Guides pupils to identify conjunction;
  4. Pupil’s Activities – Identify conjunction.
  5. Guides pupils to use conjunction in sentences;
  6. Pupil’s Activities – Use conjunction in making sentences.




  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – exclamation and interjection.


Pupil to:

  1. identify conjunction in sentences;
  2. make correct use of conjunction.