Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Coordinating conjunction (with example)

Coordinating conjunction is used to join a single word like noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, phrase or clause. There are seven Coordinating conjunctions that are called FANBOYS. They are For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet and So.
Sentence + , + FANBOYS + Sentence
1. She stares at me, for she loves me.
2. I know you, and I pity you, too.
3. He can’t dive a car, nor can you dive it.
4. She is honest with him, but he doesn’t believe her.
5. Don’t move, or I will kill you.
6. They didn’t learn their lessons, yet they passed their lessons.
7. We are tired, so we stopped playing football.
For: is used to show a reason or a cause.
Example: We come here, for we want learn English.
And: is used to show additional information.
Example: She misses me, and she also loves me.
Nor: is used to show impossible result.
Example: She doesn’t love you, nor does she pity you.
But: is used to show the differences.
Example: They have many friends, but he still feels lonely.
Or: is used to show another choice.
Example: Students must learn their lesson, or they will fail the exams.
Yet: is used to show unexpected result.
Example: We study hard, yet we still fail our exams.
So: is used to show the result.
Example: She is very beautiful and friendly, so every body falls in love with her.

Coordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating conjunctions are the ones that spring to mind when people think about conjunctions. They include and, but, or, nor, for, so, and yet.

Coordinating conjunctions are used to join individual words, 
phrases, and in dependent clauses.

Coordinating Conjunctions Joining Individual Words:

Jamie, Adam, and Lee arranged to meet by The Bull at 7 o'clock.
It is a small but practical kitchen.
Coordinating Conjunctions Joining Individual Phrases:

The finance manager or his new deputy from Holland will notify you when the report is ready to send.
John or his new deputy from Holland will notify you when the report is ready to send. 
(You can join a mix of words and phrases with a coordinating conjunction. Here, the conjunction or groups the word John and the phrase his new deputy from Holland.)
Coordinating Conjunctions Joining Individual Clauses:

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely
·         (Oscar Wilde)

(Here, the conjunction and joins two independent clauses.)
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.·         (Oscar Wilde)

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.·         (Winston Churchill)
The word coordinating means of equal rank. Usually, the elements joined by a coordinating conjunction are of equal rank. It is unusual, but possible, to see a mix of these groups joined by a coordinating conjunction.

Coordinating conjunctions
Coordinating conjunctions, also called coordinators, are conjunctions that connect two or more equal items.
·         He plays tennis and soccer
·         He works quickly but accurately
·         You'd better do your homework, or you'll get a terrible grade.

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