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coordinating conjunction

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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Examples for coordinating conjunction
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for coordinating conjunction

coordinating conjunction

noun
1.
a conjunction that introduces coordinate clauses, such as and, but, and or Compare subordinating conjunction
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Word Value for coordinating

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