One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A conjunction placed between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of equal rank, e.g. and, but, or.Contrasted with subordinating conjunction
- ‘The 1928 prayer consists of a mere six sentences stated in four paragraphs, following one from the other by means of coordinating conjunctions.’
- ‘A comma would be just plain wrong without a co-ordinating conjunction, the presence of which would have undermined the moral toughness of the sentence.’
- ‘On page 90, under ‘parallel ideas linked with coordinating conjunctions’, she disapproves of an ing form phrase coordinated with an ordinary NP.’
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