Coordinating conjunctions

Discover the coordinating conjunctions "and", "or" and "but"! Learn how to use them thanks to videos, rules and many examples! On top of that, you can find a printable worksheet and interactive exercises about coordinating conjunctions to practice and improve youself with!

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What are coordinating conjunctions?
Coordinating conjunctions are words that connect two parts of sentences.

In this lesson we will learn how to use AND, OR and BUT in a sentence!

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Coordinating conjunctions - Videos with examples

Watch the videos above and find out sentences with examples of coordinating conjunctions.

"I LIKE RED AND GREEN, BUT SHE LIKES PINK AND BLUE.

I LOVE TENNIS, BUT SHE HATES IT.

DO YOU LIKE DOGS OR CATS?

I LIKE DOGS, AND YOU?

I LIKE CATS!"

When to use the conjunction "AND"

In English grammar, we use the coordinating conjunction AND to add information.

Here are some examples:

  • I like red and green.
  • She reads and she writes.
  • They like football and volleyball.

When to use the conjunction "OR"

We use OR when we want to give alternatives.

For example:

  • Do you want chocolate, strawberry or vanilla?
  • Do you prefer this one or that one?
  • It's now or never.

When to use the conjunction "BUT"

Lastly, we use the English conjunction BUT for unexpected or different information.

Now, take a look at these examples:

  • I like dogs, but my mom is allergic to dogs.
  • She wants to go to the party, but she is sick.
  • They like the movie, but they don't like the actors.

Worksheet with coordinating conjunctions

Now that you know everything about this type of conjunctions, test yourself with some exercises!

Download the worksheet about coordinating conjunctions, practice with it and improve yourself!