A coordinating conjunction or co-ordinating conjunction (//), also known as a coordinator or co-ordinator (//) is a type of conjunction.
Co-ordinating conjunctions can be used. Note here the co-ordinators temselves are underlined. That which they are joining is in italics
- to join clauses:
- Do you like cheese and do you eat it?
- I like cheddar and I like Stilton.
- I like cheddar but I don't like Stilton.
- to join verbs:
- Do you like cheese and eat it?
- I like cheese and eat it.
- I like cheese but don't eat it for medical reasons.
- to join nouns:
- Do you like cheddar or Stilton?
- I like cheddar and Stilton.
- I like cheddar but 'not Stilton.
- I don't like cheddar or Stilton
- Neither cheddar nor Stilton is tasty.
- To join adjectives:
- Stilton is creamy and delicious.
- Stilton is creamy but not delicious.
- To join adverbs:
- Stilton goes brilliantly and fantastically with biscuits.