Coordinating Conjunctions for beginners

Coordinating conjunctions are words that their main job is joining two equal grammatical notions together. Here, we will discuss them more thoroughly.

"Coordinating Conjunctions" in English Grammar

What Are Coordinating Conjunctions?

Coordinating conjunctions are words that connect words, phrases, or clauses of equal importance in a sentence.

Main Coordinating Conjunctions

We have three main coordinating conjunctions in English:


We use and when we want to add a word to another word. For example:

She is beautiful. She is kind. = She is beautiful and kind.

I called Hanna. I called Tommy = I called Hanna and Tommy.


We use or to name two or more choices. For example:

Are you sad? Are you angry? = Are you sad or angry?

Do you like pizza? Do you like pasta = Do you like pizza or pasta?


We use but between two words or sentences to show contrast. For example:

She is beautiful but cruel.

I love fruits but I’m allergic to strawberries.


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