Coordinating Conjunctions Definition
The conjunction which joins two words/two independent phrases or clauses is known as Coordinating conjunction. The two connected clauses or phrases are of equal importance.
There are only seven coordinating Conjunctions that are For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet & So. FANBOYS is an acronym to help you remember all 7 Coordinating Conjunctions.
7 Coordinating Conjunction List
- F – for
- A- and
- N – nor
- B – but
- O – or
- Y – yet
- S – so
|FANBOYS||Use of 7 Coordinating Conjunctions|
|For||to show a reason.|
|And||to connect similar things, sentences, or ideas.|
|Nor||to connect two negative sentences, or ideas.|
|But||to show a difference or a change between two ideas.|
|Or||to show a choice between two sentences, or ideas.|
|Yet||to show a difference or a change like but.|
|So||to show the effect.|
7 Coordinating Conjunction Examples
- He is overweight, for he eats too many sweets.
- He bought milk and fruits from the market.
- He does not want to play nor does he study.
- He likes dogs, but his wife does not like dogs.
- We can go to play, or we can study at home.
- He studied very hard, yet he failed the exam.
- His car was dirty, so he washed it.