#Amwriting: The Coordinating Conjunction

Please leave your thoughts in the comments under Connie’s original blog post 😃

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

In grammar, a conjunction is a connection: a part of speech that connects words, phrases, or clauses.

What are coordinating conjunctions and why should you care? For one thing, conjunctions are like any other essential part of English grammar. They have a particular use, and when they are used correctly, they blend into the background.

The Fount of All Knowledge, Wikipedia, says:

Coordinating conjunctions, also called coordinators, are conjunctions that join, or coordinate, two or more items (such as words, main clauses, or sentences) of equal syntactic importance. In English, the mnemonic acronym FANBOYS can be used to remember the coordinators for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so. These are not the only coordinating conjunctions; various others are used, including “and nor” (British), “but nor” (British), “or nor” (British), “neither” (“They don’t gamble; neither do they smoke”), “no more” (“They don’t gamble; no more do they…

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4 thoughts on “#Amwriting: The Coordinating Conjunction

  1. Sorry, Connie, but you still come across as a serial killer even with the commas! To avoid this I would put ‘cooking’ at the end of the sentence and the most important element (family) at the beginning:
    ‘I love my family, my pets, and cooking’.

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