Coordinators are used to connect sentences, phrases or clauses of equal rank. Following are some of the most common coordinators.

  • 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

Sample Sentences Using Coordinators

Coordinators Type #1

Cumulative Coordinators

 Some common cumulative Coordinators are – and, both….and, also, too, as well as, not only….but also, no less than

  • 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.

Coordinators Type #2

Some common alternative Coordinators are – or, either….or, neither….nor, otherwise, else.

Alternative Coordinators

  • 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.

Coordinators Type #3

Some common adversative Coordinators are – but, yet, still, however, nevertheless, only, whereas.

Adversative Coordinators

  • 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.

Coordinators Type #4

Illative Coordinators

Some common Illative Coordinators are – so, for, therefore, then.

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  • 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.

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