Notes On Coordinating Conjunctions - Types - CBSE Class 8 English Grammar

A coordinating conjunction joins parts of a sentence (for example words or independent clauses) that are grammatically equal or similar.. A coordinating conjunction shows that the elements it joins are similar in importance and structure. Also known as coordinators, coordinating conjunctions are used to give equal emphasis to a pair of main clauses

There are seven coordinating conjunctions, and they are all short two- or three-syllable words: and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so.
Examples:

  • He ran to his house and was back in two hours.
  • John is rich, but he is unhappy.
  • Take this or leave it.
  • He wasn't feeling well. So, he left early.

Summary

A coordinating conjunction joins parts of a sentence (for example words or independent clauses) that are grammatically equal or similar.. A coordinating conjunction shows that the elements it joins are similar in importance and structure. Also known as coordinators, coordinating conjunctions are used to give equal emphasis to a pair of main clauses

There are seven coordinating conjunctions, and they are all short two- or three-syllable words: and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so.
Examples:

  • He ran to his house and was back in two hours.
  • John is rich, but he is unhappy.
  • Take this or leave it.
  • He wasn't feeling well. So, he left early.

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