Coordinating Conjunctions for intermediate learners

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

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"Coordinating Conjunctions" in English Grammar

What Are Coordinating Conjunctions?

Coordinating conjunctions link two parts of a sentence that are equal. For example, both of them are nouns, adjectives or independent clauses.

Main Coordinating Conjunctions

There are two main coordinating conjunctions that are used in English grammar.

  • And
  • Or

Why Do We Use Coordinating Conjunctions?

These coordinating conjunctions can be used to link clauses, words, and phrases. Look at some examples:

I had a bottle of water and a can of soda.

Is it a cat or a dog?

And

And is used when you want to add something to something else. For example:

She was beautiful and kind.

I called Hanna and Tommy.

Or

Or is used to name two or more choices. Check these examples out:

Are you sad or angry?

Do you like pizza or pasta?

Review

Coordinating conjunctions are used to link two parts of a sentence that are similar in function and part of speech. Here are coordinating conjunctions.

  • And
  • Or

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