Coordinating Conjunctions

Conjunctions are words used to join sentences, phrases or clauses. Conjunctions that join words or phrases: I need a pen and a pencil. I need a pen or a pencil. I need a pen as well as a pencil of good quality.

Conjunctions that join the clauses are subdivided into two main classes – Coordinating Conjunctions and Subordinating Conjunctions.

Examples of Coordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating Conjunctions


Coordinating Conjunctions are used to connect sentences, phrases or clauses of equal rank. Coordinating Conjunctions are of four types –

  • Cumulative – and, both….and, also, too, as well as, not only….but also, no less than
  • Alternative – or, either….or, neither….nor, otherwise, else
  • Adversative – but, still, yet, however, nevertheless, only, whereas,
  • Illative – so, for, therefore, then

Examples of Coordinating Conjunctions


  • Rini and Sita went to school.
  • The king died and his son ascended the throne.
  • He played well and got the prize.
  • He got the medicine and left the place.
  • They both love and respect this great man.
  • Both he and his brother will go.
  • He is beautiful and you also.
  • She is an idler and a gambler too.
  • The boy, as well as the girl, is guilty.
  • Dipali as well as her brother is honest.
  • The teacher, as well as his students, was invited.
  • Men like not only wealth but also social position.
  • Tom plays not only the drum but also the flute.
  • She was not only accused but also convicted.
  • Not only he but his mother also will go there.
  • Kamal, no less than his father, is an experienced man.
  • Make haste, or you will be late.
  • “Do or die”.
  • Read or you will fail.
  • I shall go there or they will come here.
  • Either she or her parents did this work.
  • Either my father or I must go.
  • He could neither stand up nor lie down.
  • Nina is neither foolish nor ignorant.
  • Neither he nor his father was guilty.
  • I will not give him this pen, nor even his sister.
  • Leave the place, otherwise, you will be caught.
  • Do what you are told, otherwise, you will be punished.
  • Try hard otherwise, you will fail.
  • Run, else you will be late.
  • Tony is poor but honest.
  • He is sad but hopeful.
  • Pinaki tried hard, but he failed.
  • She is learned but very rude.
  • I can change but I can not die.
  • I would help you, only I am too busy.
  • The rich are making merry, whereas the poor are dying of starvation.
  • He is rich whereas his brother is poor.
  • Tulika is very rich, but still (yet) he is not contented.
  • The matter was painful, still, he did not complain.
  • He worked hard, still, he failed.
  • Everyone opposed me, nevertheless, I did not lose heart.
  • He was very much annoyed, however, he kept quiet.
  • Everyone was against her; however (nevertheless), she stuck to his point.
  • India played well, yet they lost the match.
  • Life is full of tears yet none wishes to die.
  • Tapas Sen is a brave man, so he does not feel afraid.
  • Rahim was ill, so he could not come to school.
  • He tried hard so he could win the game.
  • I am not going out, for Rima will come now.
  • Piyush was found guilty, therefore he was hanged.
  • This man is dishonest, therefore Piyali will not deal with him.
  • The air is cool now, for it is raining.
  • I see, then, we should start at once.

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Also, Read


Prepositions of Place Exercises

Prepositions of Location

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs

Homonyms in English

Homonyms in English

Types of Figures of Speech

Figures of Speech

Subject Verb Agreement

Subject Verb Agreement


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