Originally Posted by nininaz
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In my OPINION, those conjunctions do fit the the definition of a coordinating conjunction because each sentence consists of two main clauses that are connected by a coordinating conjunction.
A coordinating conjunction connects something of equal rank (in this case, two main clauses).
Look at these sentences from a grammar book:
You stay here; I will go in search of him. (no connective) [My note: You could also use a period if you wanted two sentences.]
You stay here, and I will go in search of him. (coordinating conjunction) [My note: Notice that it does not matter that the tense of the verb in each main clause is different.]
You stay here; however, I will go in search of him. (transitional adverb)
1. Credit for those sentences: Pence and Emery, A Grammar of Present-Day English.
2. A moderator (and professional writer) recently reminded us of the mnemonic to remember the seven coordinating conjunctions: fanboys.
for / and / nor / but / or / yet / so.
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