Definition of Coordinating conjunction

1. Noun. The coordination by conjunction of linguistic units of the same status.

Generic synonyms: Conjunction

2. Noun. A conjunction (like 'and' or 'or') that connects two identically constructed grammatical constituents.

Definition of Coordinating conjunction

1. Noun. (grammar) A conjunction that joins two grammatical elements of the same status or construction. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coordinating Conjunction

coordinate regulation
coordinate system
coordinate systems
coordinate term
coordinate terms
coordinated enzyme synthesis
coordinated reflex
coordinated universal time
coordinating conjunction (current term)
coordination chemistry
coordination compound
coordination number
coordination numbers

Literary usage of Coordinating conjunction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshopby Jeff Anderson by Jeff Anderson (2005)
"Comma splices can be fixed three ways: Change the comma to a period, add a coordinating conjunction after the comma, or change the comma to a semicolon. ..."

2. Sentences and Thinking: A Practice Book in Sentence Making by Norman Foerster, John Marcellus Steadman (1919)
"A conjunction used to connect expressions of equal rank is a coordinating conjunction. For example: He was tall and slim. I looked for him all day, ..."

3. Essentials of English by Henry Carr Pearson, Mary Frederika Kirchwey (1915)
"A coordinating conjunction is a conjunction that connects words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank. Coordinate clauses may be two or more subordinate ..."

4. The English Language and Its Grammar by Irene M. Mead (1896)
"coordinating conjunction, — He is very ill, but he is improving. 2. ... coordinating conjunction, — It will answer, only it is small. Since. 1. ..."

5. The Mechanics of Writing: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Manuscript by Edwin Campbell Woolley (1909)
"... expressions connected by a pure coordinating conjunction between each two members or by one pure coordinating conjunction before the last member. (237. ..."

6. Principles of Composition by Percy Holmes Boynton (1915)
"Under this head come all apparent compound sentences where the coordinating conjunction connects successive clauses which are not in coordinate relationship ..."

7. A Manual of the Mechanics of Writing by Raymond Woodbury Pence (1921)
"Clauses not joined by coordinating conjunction. 42. Use a semicolon between statements closely related in thought but grammatically independent — that ..."

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