One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or using conjunctions.
- ‘In the following exchange, note the use of simple clauses and sentence fragments joined by syndetic or asyndetic co-ordination.’
- ‘Coordinating conjunctions are mainly used in compound syndetic sentences to link (coordinate) two or more independent ideas.’
- ‘This is syndetic coordination, since a coordinating conjunction is present.’
Early 17th century: from Greek sundetikos, from sundein ‘bind together’.
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