Coordinating Conjunctions - FANBOYS
Man: I like this soup, it’s so yum, yet healthy.
Woman: It is good, but it is high in sodium.
Man: Yeah, but it has lots of veggies.
Woman: True, but it not cheap, nor easy to make.
Man: OK, you don’t like it.
Woman: I do. I am just being honest.
Man: Where will you go for summer?
Woman: I am not sure yet.
Man: I will go to the beach or the lake.
Woman: I would go, but my son has school.
Man: He has school in summer.
Woman: Yeah, he has to go to school this summer or he will not graduate.
Man: What will you do tomorrow?
Woman: I have to work, but I finish early.
Man: I don’t work, so I will go somewhere.
Woman: Where will you go?
Man: I think to the forest, for the leaves are changing colors now.
Woman: Well, have a good time and take lots of pictures.
Man: Do you go out much?
Woman: No, I don’t drink and I don’t like crowds.
Man: Yeah, me too, but I hate staying home.
Woman: So what do you do? Watch movies?
Man: No, I don’t like movies, nor do I like TV shows, so I tend to read a lot.
Woman: Sounds boring, but each to his own.
Coordinating Conjunctions - Grammar Notes
- I work in the city, and I study at university.
- I am tired, but I will keep working.
- It was cold, so we stayed inside.
- You can leave, or you can stay.
- I don't like math, nor do I like history.
- We went home, for it was getting late.
- I was so tired, yet I could not sleep.
Word: I have a dog and a cat.
Phrase: I like to study at night and in the morning.
Clause: I can sing and I write music, too.
Word: It is cloudy but warm.
Phrase: It is open on Saturday but not on Sunday.
Clause: I play sports, but I never watch sports on TV.
Clause: I was tired, so I went home.
Clause: We did not make it, for the traffic was bad.
Word: You can have coffee or tea.
Phrase: We can stay by the lake or in the woods.
Clause: We can take the train, or we can drive there.
Word: The book was not fun, nor useful.
Phrase: I don't sit much at home, nor at work.
Clause: I don't eat meat, nor do I drink caffeine.
Word: Her dress was elegant yet simple.
Clause: He is rich, yet he never spends any money.
Gap Fill: Complete the conversation with the correct word!
Grammar Listening Practice
I like this soup, it’s so yum, yet healthy.
I usually eat as soon as I get home.
Well, since you were not here, I can’t pay you.
Yes, I'm going unless I get stuck at work.
Things would be better around here if I were the boss!