Coordinating conjunctions: FANBOYS

Last updated: 27/03/2024
Coordinating conjunctions: FANBOYS
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Use this downloadable resource pack with a display poster, bookmarks, and worksheets centred around the FANBOYS acronym to help children learn and practice using coordinating conjunctions in different contexts.

What’s included

  • Free FANBOYS coordination conjunctions printable poster
  • Downloadable resource pack including FANBOYS display poster, bookmarks and coordinating conjunctions worksheets.

What does FANBOYS stand for?

Coordinating conjunctions, often remembered with the acronym FANBOYS—For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So—are essential elements in English grammar. They connect words, phrases, and clauses of equal importance in a sentence.

How to use these FANBOYS conjunctions resources

These resources are handy tools for helping children learn about coordinating conjunctions.

  • The poster is perfect for classroom display to help children learn and use FANBOYS conjunctions.
  • The bookmarks remind children of FANBOYS conjunctions during reading and writing activities.
  • The worksheets provide exercises for practising the use of FANBOYS in various contexts.

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An extract of example sentences from the FANBOYS conjunctions worksheet:

He decided to take a nap. He was feeling exhausted.
He decided to take a nap, for he was feeling exhausted.

I like apples. I like bananas.
I like apples and bananas.

I didn’t want to go to the park. I didn’t want to stay home.
I didn't want to go to the park, nor did I want to stay home.

I wanted to play outside. It started raining.
I wanted to play outside, but it started raining.

I’m not sure of my answer. I’ll ask my teacher for the answer.
I'm not sure of the answer, so I'll ask my teacher.

I was tired. I decided to finish my homework.
I was tired, yet I decided to finish my homework.

I was hungry. I decided to make a sandwich.
I was hungry, so I decided to make a sandwich.

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