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Coordinating Conjunctions

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Hannah Danesse

on 10 October 2012

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Transcript of Coordinating Conjunctions

CONJUNCTIONS "And, but, for, nor, or, so, yet"
are the seven coordinating conjunctions.
To remember it use FANBOYS as an acronym! A coordinating conjunction is a word
which joins equal one to another:
words to words
phrases to phrases
clauses to clauses "He is gambling with his health, for he has been smoking far too long.” For "They gamble, but they don't smoke.” But Difference between Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions And "They gamble, and they smoke.” Nor "They do not gamble, nor do they smoke.” Or "Every day they gamble, or they smoke.” Yet "They gamble, yet they don't smoke.” So "He gambled well last night, so he smoked a cigar to celebrate.” Two independent clauses creates a compound sentence : requires a comma before the coordinating conjunction Punctuations Connecting two words, phrases or clauses: No coma Ex; I hate cookies and chocolate Joining three or more words, phrases, or subordinate clauses: creates a series and requires commas between the elements. Ex: What you think, what you say, and what you do. Ex: Tom ate all the cookies, so I ate chocolate When you want to give an equal emphasis to two main clauses: Use a coordinating conjunctions

Subordination emphasizes the idea in the main clause more than the idea in the subordinate clause. Yes, you can begin a sentence with a coordinating conjunction! Avoid writing fragments!
Be sure that a main clause follows the coordinating conjunction.

Do not use a coordinating conjunction to begin every sentence. Use this option only when it makes the flow of your ideas more effective.

Do not use a comma after the coordinating conjunction. Ex: So I had to wake up and go in class Connect non-contrasting item(s) or idea(s) A reason, a purpose, explanation Join two negative alternatives
Following Nor / Neither Contrast
Exception Alternative item or idea A contrast or exception
= However, Nevertheless A consequence, a result Questions?
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