Examples of Coordination Using Conjunctions
Jim loves Dorothy, and she loves him. (Here “and” shows addition.)
He proposed, so they got married. (Here “so” shows a result.)
They lived in her hometown, yet they were not happy. (Here “yet” shows a contrast.)
They stayed there, for they didn’t have enough money to move. (Here “for” shows a reason.)
Dorothy didn’t have a good job, nor did Jim. (Here “nor” shows an alternative. *Note how the question word order is used after “nor.”)
Write a short paragraph about two people who got married. This could be you and your own husband or wife, or it could be about your friends or your parents.
Use all five coordinating conjunctions from today’s example in your paragraph.
Give more detail than our examples to make your paragraph more interesting. For example, “John wasn’t sure he wanted to get married, yet he did it happily once he got to know Mary’s nice family.”
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