Coordinating Conjunctions Definition
The conjunction which joins two words/two independent phrases or clauses is known as a 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.