Coordinating Conjunction

COORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS.
Coordinating conjunctions connect elements of equal grammatical status.
Form & Meaning



Use


Coordinating conjunctions must be located between two parallel structures.





  • But he did not take the job, they offered a good salary.(Wrong)



=> They offered a good salary, but he did not take the job. (Correct)



  • For they offered a good benefits package, he took the job(Wrong)



=> Because they offered a good benefits package, he took the job (Subordinating Conjunction) (Correct)
=> He took the job, for they offered a good benefits package. (Correct)



Coordinating conjunctions must join two elements of equal grammatical status



Two words:



  • The presentation was interesting and informative.
  • The research project will take both time and money.


Two prepositional phrases:


  • You can apply by email or in person. (two prepositional phrase)
  • There are problems not only with the management but also with the employees themselves .


Two verb phrases:


  • Our boss neither eats meat nor drinks coffee.


Two clauses:


  • They offered a good salary, but he did not take the job.
  • The concert was cancelled, so we had to wait another week.