A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subject and verb). Co-ordinate conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank.
The co-ordinate conjunctions are the following: and, but, or, nor, for, and yet. (For and yet can only join clauses.)
Instructions: Find the co-ordinate conjunctions in these sentences and tell if they are joining words, phrases, or clauses.
1. Will and I went to the game, but Jeff and Jim went swimming.
2. I will go, but I will stay in the hotel or in the waiting room.
3. The men work through the day and into the night.
4. The message will be sent tomorrow or the next day and will arrive in time for the event.
5. He would not help, nor would he allow me to help.
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1. and (words), but (clauses), and (words)
2. but (clauses), or (phrases)
3. and (phrases)
4. or (words), and (phrases)
5. nor (clauses)