chapter  5
12 Pages

Links: Conjunctions and Prepositions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

For students to become skillful sentence crafters, they need to know how to use the full toolbox of linking devices. We will break down the four kinds of words that can be used as joiners (conjunctions). Then we’ll show how students can enrich their sentences by linking nouns, pronouns, and nominal groups to the rest of the sentence by using prepositional phrases. (We could have considered prepositional phrases along with modifiers, as they do act as either adjectives or adverbs.)

Figure 5.1 on page 72 is a visual that lays out the four kinds of words that can join. We’ll consider each of the four.