What is the difference between subordinating and coordinating conjunctions?
Co-ordinating conjunctions join together clauses of equal rank. When a conjunction joins two independent statements of equal importance that present in a sentence, it is known as co-ordinating conjunction.
The chief co-ordinating conjunctions are: and, but, for, or, nor, neither, also, either, etc.
Sentences on the same can be constructed on your own as they are used in our day-to-day lives.
Subordinating conjunctions join a clause to another on which it depends for its full meaning. When a sentence contains two statements or clauses, ones’ meaning dependant on the other, they are joined by a subordinating conjunction.
The chief subordinating conjunctions are:
After, because, if, that, though, although, as, unless, before, till, as, while, when, where.
Sentences using the same are:
- You will pass if you work hard.
- I missed the bus because I reached late;
- I know not why he left us.
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