Combining Sentences: Coordinating Conjunctions
Directions: In the text area below each group of sentences, combine the sentences by using and, but, or so. Remember to use correct punctuation.

When you are finished, click on "Our Version" to see one or two ways to write that sentence.

Try to write your own sentence before you click on "Our Version."



1.
Mary loves broccoli.
Her husband, John, hates broccoli.
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2.
Keiko has a calculus test on Friday.
Keiko needs to study.
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3.
Maria is typing a letter to her friend.
Her brother, Paul, is reading the newspaper.
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4.
Tom woke up late.
Tom made it to school on time.
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5.
I am bringing a tuna casserole to the party.
Mike is bringing potato salad.
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6.
Jim had to work on Saturday.
Jim couldnít go to the park.
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7.
The water is very cold in January.
The members of the Polar Bear Club go swimming anyway.
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8.
The air conditioning has been turned up really high.
Iím very cold.
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9.
The water was very rough.
The lifeguards made all of the swimmers leave the water.
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10.
Mike jogs two miles every morning.
Then he gets ready for work.
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Written by the tutors and staff of the English Language Resource Center at Bergen Community College, NJ