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The Coordinating Conjunctions
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WHAT ARE COORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS?
A coordinating conjunction joins parts of a sentence (for example words or independent clauses) that are grammatically equal or similar.
A conjunction is a part of speech that functions as a connector between two sentences, clauses, phrases, or words. We often use conjunctions in speech without realizing it. In writing, they can be effectively used in lieu of starting a new sentence. The proper use of conjunctions allows for more natural flow and rhythm in your writing. The improper use of conjunctions often results in writing that sounds choppy and disjointed.
Pattern 1 — Connecting two main clauses
Pattern 2 — Connecting two items
Pattern 3 — Connecting three or more items in a series
MAIN CLAUSE + , + Coordinating Conjunction + MAIN CLAUSE.
ITEM + Ø + Coordinating Conjunction + ITEM
ITEM + , + ITEM + , + Coordinating Conjunction + ITEM
Write all the coordinating conjunctions with the given acronym.
Choose the best conjunction.
1. Deserts are harsh and dry, ________ many plants grow there.
2. Pat looked at the antique rocker, ________ she couldn’t afford to buy it.
3. Constance might go to the library, ________ she might stay home.
4. Sue jogs every day, _______ she wants to stay in shape.
5. My brother is in the play, _______ I want to attend the first performance.
What are COORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS?