coordinating conjunction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1875–80.[1]

Noun[edit]

coordinating conjunction (plural coordinating conjunctions)

  1. (grammar) A conjunction that joins two grammatical elements of the same status or construction.
    • The coordinating conjunctions in English are and, but, so, or, nor, for, and yet.
    • Or is a coordinating conjunction in the sentence I can't tell whether it's day or night, day and night both being singular nouns.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ coordinating conjunction” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.