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Conjunctions grammar

And

And. This word is one of seven coordinating conjunctions which can be memorised using the acronym FANBOYS.

The following sentences show and used as a glue in series of things:

  • Pencils, markers, paper clips and staples.
  • Outstanding shares are those held by all shareholders, institutional investors, and company officers or insiders.

And can be used to connect phrases such as in these sentences:

  • Calling clients, reading email, and attending conferences take up most of my time.

And can be used to join complete sentences:

  • Republicans have the view in Congress that the states should be responsible for themselves, and the states should make rules for social welfare.

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