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What are Coordinating Conjunctions? Grammar Review

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What are Coordinating Conjunctions? Grammar Review.

What are coordinating conjunctions? Coordinating conjunctions are words placed between other words, sentences, phrases and clauses of equal importance.

They are also known as coordinators and are used to give equal emphasis to a pair of main clauses.

A clause is a statement that is either true or false. This is also known as a proposition.

There are just seven coordinating conjunctions in English. They are “for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so”. Below are a few examples to study.

For” Explain or Rationalize:

“I am going to the shop for I am hungry!”

And” No Contrast or Equal:

“I like pizza and I like Spaghetti too!”

Nor” Non Contrasting Negative Idea:

“They don’t eat out, nor do they travel!”

But” Contrast or Exception:

“They smoke cigarettes, but they don’t drink alcohol!”

Or” Alternative Item or Idea:

“On Saturdays, they always go to the beach or the park!”

Yet” Contrast or Exception:

“He likes smoking, yet he never drinks!”

So” Used for a Consequence:

“She received her salary yesterday, so she celebrated!”

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