Definition of coordinating conjunction in English:

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coordinating conjunction

Pronunciation: /kōˈôrdəˌnādiNG kənˈjəNG(k)SHən/

noun

A conjunction placed between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of equal rank, e.g., and, but, or. Contrasted with subordinating conjunction.
Example sentences
  • A comma would be just plain wrong without a co-ordinating conjunction, the presence of which would have undermined the moral toughness of the sentence.
  • On page 90, under ‘parallel ideas linked with coordinating conjunctions’, she disapproves of an ing form phrase coordinated with an ordinary NP.
  • The 1928 prayer consists of a mere six sentences stated in four paragraphs, following one from the other by means of coordinating conjunctions.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: co·or·di·nat·ing con·junc·tion

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