Lesson 1, Topic 1
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1. Connect words, phrases and clauses Copy

F.A.N.B.O.Y.S

The first type of conjunctions we’re going to look at is coordinating conjunctions. They include FOR, AND, NOR, BUT, OR, YET, and SO.

FOR: shows a reason
I hate to waste a drop of gas, for it is very expensive these days.
connect clauses
AND: add ideas
The dish is very savory and delicious.
connect words
NOR: give a negative alternative
We can’t delay nor abort this project. We have to go on.
connect phrases
BUT: show opposite ideas
My dog enjoys being bathed but hates getting his nails cut.
connect phrases
YET: show opposite ideas
My dog enjoys being bathed but hates getting his nails cut.
connect phrases
OR: show choices
You can eat your cake with a spoon or fork.
connect words
SO: show a result
Jim can’t take time off work, so we cancel the family vacation.
connect clauses
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You can use FANBOYS to connect words, phrases or clauses, as noted in each example above.

BOTH … AND

We use these correlative conjunctions to connect words or phrases of the same grammatical type e.g. noun, verb or adjective.