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How to Use “And / But” Conjunctions? Grammar Review.
“And and But” are referred to as coordinating conjunctions. Coordinating conjunctions are words placed between other words, sentences, phrases and clauses of equal importance.
They are also known as coordinators and are used to give equal emphasis to a pair of main clauses.
A clause is a statement that is either true or false. This is also known as a proposition.
There are just seven coordinating conjunctions in English. They are “for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so”.
Below are a few examples with “And and But” to study.
“And” No Contrast or Equal:
“I like ice cream and I like cake too!”
“You enjoy the beach and so do I!”
“We always go to the park and zoo on Sundays!”
“They are often home relaxing and watching movies!”
“He doesn’t like pizza and sushi!”
“She doesn’t enjoy the cinema and dinner out!”
“My cat never sleeps at night and relaxes!”
“Do you enjoy the beach and river?”
“Does he ever stay at home and relax?”
“Does she often go to the cinema and eat popcorn?”
“But” Contrast or Exception:
“I smoke cigars, but I don’t drink beer!”
“You like the opera but you dislike the uncomfortable seating!”
“We enjoy watching movies but it is so expensive!”
“They were home but they were sleeping!”
“He travels a lot but doesn’t have a car!”
“She sings at the club but doesn’t dance!”
“It stays awake all night but doesn’t bother anyone!”