Common Core: 3rd Grade English Language Arts : Use Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.H

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Example Question #1 : Use Coordinating And Subordinating Conjunctions: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.H

Select the correct subordinating conjunction to fill is the blank in the sentence below.

I eat dessert __________ I eat dinner. 

Possible Answers:

unless

as

after

because 

Correct answer:

after

Explanation:

Subordinating conjunctions link two simple sentence together. This question has two simple sentences, "I eat desert" and "I eat dinner". 

All of the answer choices are conjunctions. 

"As" and "while" tell you that two things are happening at the same time. Normally, we do not eat dessert and dinner at the same time. 

"Unless" shows an exception. This sentence is not an exception. "I eat dessert unless I eat dinner" does not make sense. 

"Because" tells you why something happens. "I eat dessert because I eat dinner", doesn't make sense. If the sentence were, "I eat dessert because I ate dinner", "because" would work. 

"After" tells us when something happens. "I eat dessert after I eat dinner". This sentence makes the most sense; thus, "after" is the correct answer. 

 

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