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Words like "for," "however," "and," and "but" are used as coordinating conjunctions to connect the independent clauses in a compound phrase. They're similar to conjunctive adverbs like "for instance," "although," or "therefore," yet conjunctive adverbs show the flow of ideas.

The mnemonic FANBOYS can help you recall the seven coordinating conjunctions in English: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. Causation is indicated by the word for: We left a day early because the weather wasn't as nice as we had hoped.

A word or set of words of equal grammatical rank that is joined together by a conjunction (such as and or or).

Coordinating conjunctions are usually placed in the middle of the words or phrases they join. In most cases, subordinating conjunctions appear at the start of the subordinate clause.

Conjunctions are used to connect two phrases that have about equal ideas. A coordinate sentence (also known as a composite sentence) has roughly equal weight for both topics. Consider the acronym FANBOYS, which stands for For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, and So. This will help you recall the conjunctions.

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