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Coordinating Conjunctions

These letters always appear between two sentences to connect them These are two ideas that are related and therefore can be placed in a longer sentence. In other words, parts that are grammatically similar are combined. These are very useful structures to improve your English language proficiency and contribute significantly to the coherence and coherence of your speaking and writing.

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Application FOR

for is used to express reason and purpose. The only difference between for and because can be expressed in that when you connect two sentences with a for, you must first use a comma. But when you connect two sentences with because, you should not use commas before that.

She must have been very hungry, for she ate everything immediately.

She put on a sweater, for it was cold outside.

Application AND

This conjunction means “and” and indicates that the two things are the same. Consider the following example:

I take milk and sugar in my coffee.

She listened to music and watched TV after lunch.

Application NOR

This conjunction is used to indicate or select a negative mode after a negative mode and means “no”. The conjunction nor connects two sentences or phrases. The sentence nor in it must have a positive verb. Example:

He doesn’t eat cake, nor does he eat biscuits.

I don’t go for the fresh air nor really for the ducks. Honestly, I just like the soccer.

Application BUT

This conjunction expresses contradiction.

I like coffee, but my wife prefers tea.

I eat cake, but I never eat biscuits.

A common use of the conjunction “but” in the “not… but” structure. You can also use the word “rather” to emphasize the contradiction in the sentence.

Application OR

This conjunction is used to indicate. Example:

You can buy the book, or you can borrow it from the library.

Either I drive to the airport or I get a taxi.

YET application

This conjunction is used to express an unexpected contradiction. It means that according to the circumstances, we do not expect something to be done, but it will be done.

Tom studied a lot, yet he did not pass the test.

Is your roommate awake yet?

Application of SO

Something is used to show the result. Example:

He was very hungry, so he ate all the cake.

I’ve drunk six cups of coffee today, so I’ve got a headache.

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