What are coordinating conjunctions and how do they work?

CWI Writing Center: Coordinating Conjunctions 

A coordinating conjunction is the part of a compound sentence where two independent clauses are joined together. Independent clauses are complete sentences that make sense on their own. Coordinating conjunctions imply a specific relationship between complete sentences. You can remember the coordinating conjunctions with the acronym “FANBOYS.”

A Fanboys Chart

Comma splice examples, missing commas, extra commas

Note: If you would like practice with identifying and correcting these errors, please see our Coordinating Conjunctions Worksheet!

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