Coordinating Conjunctions - Kinds
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Coordinating Conjunctions - Kinds

Coordinating Conjunctions

These conjunctions are used to link or join two words or phrases that are equally important and complete in terms of grammar when compared with each other. That is to say, the sentences or words do not depend on anything to give themselves meaning.

There are seven main coordinating conjunctions -

  • For

    And

    Nor

    But

    Or

    Yet

    Soon


    1. And—means "in addition to":

  • We are going to a zoo and an aquarium on the same day.
  • 2. But—connects two different things that are not in agreement:
  • I am a night owl, but she is an early bird.
  • 3. Or—indicates a choice between two things:
  • Do you want a red one or a blue one?
  • 4. So—illustrates a result of the first thing:
  • This song has been very popular, so I downloaded it.
  • 5. For—means "because":
  • I want to go there again, for it was a wonderful trip.
  • 6. Yet—indicates contrast with something:
  • He performed very well, yet he didn’t make the final cut.

SUMMARY

Coordinating Conjunctions

These conjunctions are used to link or join two words or phrases that are equally important and complete in terms of grammar when compared with each other. That is to say, the sentences or words do not depend on anything to give themselves meaning.

There are seven main coordinating conjunctions -

  • For

    And

    Nor

    But

    Or

    Yet

    Soon


    1. And—means "in addition to":

  • We are going to a zoo and an aquarium on the same day.
  • 2. But—connects two different things that are not in agreement:
  • I am a night owl, but she is an early bird.
  • 3. Or—indicates a choice between two things:
  • Do you want a red one or a blue one?
  • 4. So—illustrates a result of the first thing:
  • This song has been very popular, so I downloaded it.
  • 5. For—means "because":
  • I want to go there again, for it was a wonderful trip.
  • 6. Yet—indicates contrast with something:
  • He performed very well, yet he didn’t make the final cut.
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