# Coordinating Conjunctions

## Coordinating Conjunction Definition

Connects equal clauses

For
And
Nor
But
Or
Yet
So

## Coordinating Conjunction Examples

For
I don't drink milk for I'm allergic to dairy

And
The girl bought a hamburger and
a milkshake

Nor
John wanted neither the blue nor the
yellow suit

But
Jenny likes driving, but not long distances

Or
Should Mary have the vanilla or the
chocolate cake?

Yet
She was tired yet took a walk anyway

So
It started to snow so I went out to shovel

## Why use coordinating conjunctions?

Contrast things using (but, yet).
Show alternatives using (or, nor).
Explain reasons using (for).
Express results or consequences using (so).

FANBOYS

### How does the Coordinating Conjunctions Calculator work?

Shows the 7 coordinating conjunctions using the mnemonic FANBOYS. The seven coordinating conjunctions are (FOR, AND, NOR, BUT, OR, YET, SO)

### What 1 formula is used for the Coordinating Conjunctions Calculator?

1. FANBOYS = (FOR, AND, NOR, BUT, OR, YET, SO)

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### What 3 concepts are covered in the Coordinating Conjunctions Calculator?

conjunction
a word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause
coordinating conjunction
A conjunction that connects words, phrases, and clauses that are equal to each other
FANBOYS
mnemonic
a device such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations that assists in remembering something
Examples include ROYGBIV or Rainbow Colors