And, But, Or 2

In this lesson, we look at the conjunctions and, or, and but.


Conjugation is a word used to connect words, phrases, clauses and sentences. The word conjunction comes from two Latin words meaning “joined with”.

And, but, or and other coordinating conjunctions connect grammatically equal words, phrases, clauses and sentences.


● I have a laptop and a tablet.
● Wilson bought beans, onions, and lettuce at the marketplace.
● Scientists and engineers are developing a new rocket.

● They bicycle and swim on Mondays and Fridays.
● We are going to visit Bali or Thailand this summer.
● You can order chocolate, vanilla, or tapioca.


● The tourists went to the theme park or the boat cruise.
● University students and laid-off workers protested in city center.
● You have ketchup stain and motor oil on your shirt.

Clauses and Sentences

● They are from Switzerland, and are here on business.
● Milo speaks English well, but his friend speaks better.
● You can wait in line, or come back on Monday.
● The weather was sunny this morning, but in the afternoon it rained.





Complete the following. If possible, say why and give examples.



Green. I love to visit my family cottage in the country, but . . .

Blue. Tom can use a smartphone and surf the internet, but . . .

Red. Many people want to become rich, but . . . .

Yellow. My cousin has A’s in his Spanish class, but . . . .

Brown. Egypt and Turkey are great places to visit, but . . . .




Violet. Will English or Chinese become the number one language in the world?

Orange. Do you want to live in a city or town (village)?

Gray. Do more people migrate to your city or move out?

Beige. Do you rather work with computers or paper documents?

Purple. Which is more important, money or love (or friends)?




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