Conjunctions that join the clauses are subdivided into two main classes – Coordinating Conjunctions and Subordinating Conjunctions.
Co-ordinating Conjunctions are used to connect sentences, phrases or clauses of equal rank.
Types of Coordinating Conjunctions
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
Cumulative or Copulative Coordinating Conjunctions
- She is an excellent cook and also a skilled painter.
- John, as well as his sister, can play the guitar.
- Not only did he finish the project but also submitted it ahead of time.
- No less than his brother, he has exceptional skills.
- Both the children and the adults had fun at the party.
- The restaurant serves not only delicious food but also excellent service.
- He is a great football player as well as a talented musician.
- Not only did they travel to Europe but also visited many countries.
- She is a fast runner as well as a skilled swimmer.
- No less than his friend, he has a sharp memory.
- Both the coffee and the tea taste good.
- The teacher, as well as the students, enjoyed the field trip.
- He not only finished the race but also broke the record.
- Not only does he have a good sense of humour but also has a kind heart.
Alternative Coordinating Conjunctions
- You can eat either pizza or pasta for dinner.
- He was neither happy nor sad about the news.
- You can either save your money or spend it all.
- You can either watch a movie or read a book tonight.
- “Do or die”.
- You can either go to the beach or go hiking this weekend.
- She is neither tall nor short, just average height.
- You can either wear a dress or pants to the party.
- Study hard, otherwise, you will not pass the exam.
- Would you like coffee or tea with your breakfast?
- You can take the bus or the train to get to the city.
- Do you prefer cats or dogs as pets?
- Would you like to have pizza or salad for lunch?
- Remember to lock the door, otherwise, someone might break in.
- Make sure to wear a coat, otherwise, you’ll get cold outside.
- You need to follow the rules, or else you’ll get in trouble.
- Let’s try to fix this issue, else it will just get worse.
Adversative Coordinating Conjunctions
- She was tired, but she continued working.
- I wanted to go out, however, it started raining heavily.
- The project was difficult, but we managed to complete it on time.
- He studied hard, yet he failed the exam.
- The road was blocked, still, we managed to reach on time.
- The weather was bad, yet we decided to go on the hike.
- I don’t have much experience, only I have the enthusiasm to learn.
- She is very talented, yet she doesn’t have a job.
- I really wanted to buy that dress, but it was too expensive.
- She is very intelligent, but she can be quite forgetful.
- The hotel had great amenities, yet the service was terrible.
- He promised to be there on time, however, he arrived an hour late.
- The movie had great reviews, nevertheless, I found it quite boring.
- The company had a great year, yet it still had to lay off employees.
- The party was fun, but it went on too late.
- The team played well, however, they still lost the game.
- The weather was beautiful, nevertheless, we stayed inside all day.
- He is very talented, but he can be quite arrogant.
Illative Coordinating Conjunctions
- He loves music, for it is his passion.
- The storm knocked out the power, so we lit candles.
- I have to wake up early tomorrow, therefore I’m going to bed now.
- He’s a doctor, so he knows a lot about medicine.
- She was running late, then she missed her train.
- I need to save money, therefore I’m going to stop eating out.
- The sun was shining, so we decided to go for a walk.
- The car broke down, then we had to call for help.
- She’s very busy, so she doesn’t have time for a social life.
- I forgot my phone at home, therefore I couldn’t call for a ride.
- He has a lot of experience, so he’s a great mentor.
- We need more volunteers, for there is so much work to be done.
- The traffic was terrible, so we took a different route.
- I have a cold, therefore I’m going to stay home and rest.
- She has a lot of followers on social media, so she’s very influential.
- 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.
You Asked, We Listened – List of All Grammar Chapters Updated 😍😍