co-ordinating conjunction

co-ordinating conjunctions
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A co-ordinating conjunction is a word such as `and', `or', or `but' which joins two or more words, groups, or clauses of equal status, for example two main clauses. Compare subordinating conjunction. [TECHNICAL]

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