Clauses and coordinating conjunctions

Many thanks to the parents who asked for some information regarding vocabulary being used to teach Literacy. We are going to put some information onto the blog to explain some of the terms that the children use, beginning with coordinating conjunctions.

Clauses contain at least a subject and a verb: ‘We went shopping’.

A main clause can stand alone and still make sense: ‘We bought a loaf of bread’. We record these clauses as MC.

Conjunctions are words that link clauses together to make longer sentences. Coordinating conjunctions link two main clauses together: We went shopping and we bought a loaf of bread’. We record these with the code MC co-co MC.

The main coordinating conjunctions spell FANBOYS: