coordinating conjunction

Grammar. a conjunction that connects two grammatical elements of identical construction, as and in Sue and Andrea or or in He can't decide if he should stay or go.
Also, coordinate conjunction.

1875–80 Unabridged
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coordinating conjunction
Compare subordinating conjunction a conjunction that introduces coordinate clauses, such as and, but, and or

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Example sentences
But, on the other hand, is a coordinating conjunction.
Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
Second, use a comma to join two independent clauses with a coordinating conjunction.
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