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Coordinating Conjunctions

Conjunctions can be divided into two broad classes - coordinating and subordinating.

Coordinating conjunctions join pairs of clauses that are grammatically independent of each other.
Examples are: and, but, for, or, yet, so, nor, also, either…or, neither…nor etc.

  • Birds fly and fish swim.
  • I was annoyed still I kept quiet.
  • Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
  • There was little hope of success nevertheless they decided to perform the operation.

Words for repeated ideas can often be left out in the second of two coordinate clauses.

  • She smokes and drinks. (= … and she drinks.)
  • She is clever but careless. (… but she is careless.)
Category: Conjunctions | Added by: Teacher_Koce (2014-03-03)
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