FANBOYS is an acronym for the conjunctions:
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I wanted to live in a foreign country, so I applied for a job in Japan.
I know we put comma before "co-ordinating conjunction" like and, but, etc.
I can't understand why the above sentence has been put comma in front of "so".
Could you help me with this?
Casiopea, is this another case when what I was taught thirty years ago (okay, thirty-five years) is obsolete? I seem to remember learning "and, but & or" as the only examples of coordinating conjunctions. These three are also memorialized in "Conjunction Junction."
[not a teacher, but trying to at least keep up]
Thank you friends.
Here is one more doubt :
I know we omit comma after the words like now, then, here etc. though they modify the whole sentence.
e.g. Now I can complete the work.
Here I think that the "now" needs comma because it modifies the whole sentence, but still comma is omitted.
Could you tell me why we omit comma here?
Last edited by user_gary; 10-Aug-2007 at 18:24.
Many writers will omit the comma after extremely short introductory phrases like that.
Now we can begin.
Then I went to the store.
Many writers will also omit the comma before "too" or "also" if they appear at the very end of the sentence.
Delmobile, conjunction in the sense that if you omitted one of the FANBOYS, the clauses on either end could stand alone. For example,
I wanted to live in a foreign country.
I applied for a job in Japan.
Each word has a form (what it looks like) and function (what it does in the sentence). Our so is a conjunction in form; it joins two independent clauses. It's also an adverb in function; it tells us why so-and-so applied for a job in Japan. Some people might call it a subordinating conjunctions (See here, http://grammar.uoregon.edu/conjuncti...dinating.html), but of course they mean so that, not so.