coordinating conjunction


Definition of coordinating conjunction

: a conjunction (such as and or or) that joins together words or word groups of equal grammatical rank

Examples of coordinating conjunction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In these cases, a little knowledge about coordinating conjunctions can be dangerous. June Casagrande, Burbank Leader, 26 Sep. 2019 But there’s another coordinating conjunction that causes even more subject-verb-agreement problems: or. June Casagrande, Burbank Leader, 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of coordinating conjunction

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coordinating conjunction was in 1916

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“Coordinating conjunction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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coordinating conjunction


English Language Learners Definition of coordinating conjunction

: a conjunction (such as and, or, or but) that joins together words, phrases, or clauses of equal importance


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