What are coordinating conjunctions? They are conjunctions that coordinate or join separate clauses or ‘parts’ of a sentence.
What are the 7 coordinating conjunctions? Well, there are more than seven but the most frequently used conjunctions can be remembered using the acronym ‘FANSBOY’: For, And, Nor, So, But, Or, Yet.
Other conjunction examples include While, Thought, Just, and Because.
Example Of A Complex Sentence Using A Coordinating Conjunction
He went to the park for some fresh air and sunshine.
They brought a tent, food, and enough water to last the weekend.
The dog neither barked nor growled at the mailman. In this sentence, ‘neither’ is a correlative conjunction. Other examples of correlative conjunctions include neither/nor, both/and, either/or, not only/but also, and not/but.
The man was hungry so he ate a sandwich.
I wanted bread but the bakery beside my house was closed.
She wasn’t sure whether she should turn right or left.
He says he wants to read the book yet there it sits, untouched while he plays a video game.