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.

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

She was beautiful and kind.

I called Hanna and Tommy.


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

Are you sad or angry?

Do you like pizza or pasta?


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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