or coordinate conjunction
Grammar. a conjunction that connects two grammatical elements of identical construction, as and in Sue and Andrea or or in He can't decide if he should stay or go.
How To Use A ConjunctionWhat is a conjunction? Get the answers to all your conjunction questions. When do you use a subordinating conjunction? What is a coordinating conjunction?
How To Cut Down Run-On SentencesA run-on sentence is a sentence where two or more independent clauses have been incorrectly joined together. An independent clause contains both a subject and a verb and can stand on its own as a complete sentence. Some examples of independent clauses include “Jane ate dinner,” “John went to the store,” and “Sue made a pie.” Comma Splices A comma splice is a grammatical error …
Compare subordinating conjunction.
Origin of coordinating conjunction
First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for coordinating conjunction
a conjunction that introduces coordinate clauses, such as and, but, and orCompare subordinating conjunction
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