Definition of coordinating conjunction in US English:

coordinating conjunction


  • A conjunction placed between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of equal rank, e.g. and, but, or.

    • ‘On page 90, under ‘parallel ideas linked with coordinating conjunctions’, she disapproves of an ing form phrase coordinated with an ordinary NP.’
    • ‘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.’


coordinating conjunction

/kōˈôrdəˌnādiNG kənˈjəNG(k)SHən//koʊˈɔrdəˌneɪdɪŋ kənˈdʒəŋ(k)ʃən/