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Copy of Coordinating Conjunctions

Mini Lecture

Mr. Sye

on 20 August 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Coordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating Conjunctions
Choose the correct coordinating conjunction.

1. The student spoke neither Italian (but/ nor/or) Russian.

2. She tried to learn Arabic, (or/but/so) it was too hard.

3. This morning, I was so tired, (for/so/yet) I took a nap.

4. We have tickets for the game (yet/so/and) the concert.

5. Would you like iced tea (but/or/for) soda?
A coordinating conjunction
joins things of equal value, such as:
*2 or more words

A coordinating conjunction can be used to fix the following grammatical errors:
The 7 Coordinating Conjunctions
For, And, Nor
Conjunction Function
F = for
A = and
N = nor
B = but
O = or
Y = yet
S = so
For = relationship between things
Ex. I bought a lot of food, for I was hungry.

And = things that are alike or joined together
Ex. I want cookies, and I want milk.

Nor = negative choice
Ex. I do not want cookies, nor do I want milk.
But, Or, Yet, So
But= connect things that are different or separated.
Ex. I want cookies but not milk.

Or= offers a choice
Ex. Do I want cookies or milk?

Yet= in addition to, or despite the first clause
Ex. I want cookies, yet I also want milk.

So= relationship between things
Ex. I want cookies, so I baked some.
*Main clauses
Place a comma before the coordinating conjunction, joining the 2 main independent clauses
Ex. While I am at work, my dog sleeps on the bed, and my cat naps on the floor.

Item 1, Item 2, coordinating conjunction + Item 3.
Ex. At the store, I bought eggs, milk, and juice.

Do not use semicolons with coordinating conjunctions such as and, or, and but when joining 2 main clauses. Use a comma.
Ex. It was snowing outside, and Jenn wondered if classes were canceled.
Post Test
Works Cited
*Comma splices
*Run on sentences
Choose the correct word.
1. Lee did not feel well, (so/yet/and) she attended all of her classes.
2. Emma did well on her chemistry test, (but/so/for) she studied for hours the night before.
3. Mallory is majoring in Pharmacy (nor/or/and) minoring in Leadership Studies.
State if and how you should change the punctuation.
4. My philosophy, writing and sociology papers are due next week.
5. Christmas break is approaching, and I am excited to go home.
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