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Grammar: Coordinate Conjunctions

Definition of a coordinate conjunction.
Coordinate Conjunction Examples
  • She wants a new shirt and new pants.
  • I need to work but I want to go hiking.
  • The following words are coordinate conjunctions
  • for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
  • you can remember these with the mnemonic FANBOYS
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From YOUR Teacher: Coordinate Conjunctions

Coordinate conjunctions are used throughout the English language and should be one of the first grammar concepts you learn when beginning to study English.
Test: Grammar Coordinate Conjunctions

Study the examples of coordinate conjunctions listed above. For each test question, fill in the blank (________) with the correct coordinate conjunction.
1.  We went to the park ________ to the restaurant.

     a.  and
     b.  but
     c.  or
     d.  so
2.  I cannot meet you on Thursday ________ I can meet you on Friday.

     a.  and
     b.  but
     c.  or
     d.  so
3.  They went on vacation ________ they could forget about work for awhile.

     a.  and
     b.  but
     c.  or
     d.  so
4.  Do you want to eat lunch now ________ do you want to eat later?

     a.  and
     b.  but
     c.  or
     d.  so
5.  I tried to call you many times ________ you were not home.

     a.  and
     b.  but
     c.  or
     d.  so
6.  She is looking for a new job ________ she can make more money.

     a.  and
     b.  but
     c.  or
     d.  so
7.  Do you understand ________ should I tell you again?

     a.  and
     b.  but
     c.  or
     d.  so
8.  I really like these flowers ________ those flowers.

     a.  and
     b.  but
     c.  or
     d.  so
9.  We should finish this project ________ then go home.

     a.  and
     b.  but
     c.  or
     d.  so
10.  You can come in ________ you cannot bring food or drink in the room.

     a.  and
     b.  but
     c.  or
     d.  so
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