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What is a coordinating conjunction?

 

Definition
 

A coordinating conjunction is a conjunction that links constituents without syntactically subordinating one to the other.

Examples (English)
 
  • and
  • but
  • or
Kind
  Here is a kind of coordinating conjunction:
 
Generic
  A coordinating conjunction is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 54

 

Crystal 1980 76

 

Mish 1991 288


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