Conjunctions: Teaching Implications

Pupils' use of conjunctions

  • Analysis of pupils' writing in GCSE English examinations shows that pupils tend to restrict themselves to using the most common conjunctions. Only at grade A were more unusual or complex conjunctions used, including the co-ordinators neither... nor, and not only ...but also, and the subordinators, since and whilst.

  • The principal teaching implications of conjunctions, however, relate to the management of clauses and handling subordination and co-ordination effectively.

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