# Coordinating Conjunction MCQs

Which of the following is a coordinating conjunction?
a) Because
b) Therefore
c) Although
d) And

Coordinating conjunctions are used to:
a) Join two independent clauses
b) Introduce a subordinate clause
c) Connect a subject and a verb
d) Separate items in a list
Answer: a) Join two independent clauses

Which coordinating conjunction is used to express contrast?
a) And
b) Or
c) But
d) So

Identify the coordinating conjunction in the following sentence: “I will study hard, but I may not pass the exam.”
a) I
b) Study
c) Hard
d) But

How many coordinating conjunctions are there in English?
a) 3
b) 4
c) 5
d) 6
Answer: b) 4 (and, but, or, nor)

Which coordinating conjunction is used to show alternative choices?
a) And
b) Or
c) But
d) So

In the sentence “She is tall, and he is short,” the coordinating conjunction “and” is used to:
a) Show contrast
c) Express cause and effect
d) Indicate time sequence

Which of the following is not a coordinating conjunction?
a) Although
b) Or
c) Yet
d) Nor

Coordinating conjunctions are used to connect words, phrases, or clauses of:
a) Similar importance
b) Different tenses
c) Contrasting meanings
d) Synonymous definitions

Identify the coordinating conjunction in the following sentence: “I like to play basketball and soccer.”
a) Like
b) Play
d) And

Which of the following coordinating conjunctions is used to indicate a result or consequence?
a) And
b) But
c) So
d) Or

Identify the coordinating conjunction in the following sentence: “She wanted to go shopping, but she didn’t have enough money.”
a) Wanted
b) Go
c) Shopping
d) But

Coordinating conjunctions can also be used to connect:
c) Pronouns
d) Prepositions

Which coordinating conjunction is used to express alternatives that are negative?
a) And
b) But
c) Or
d) Nor

In the sentence “He ran fast, yet he couldn’t catch the bus,” the coordinating conjunction “yet” is used to:
a) Show contrast
c) Express cause and effect
d) Indicate time sequence

How are coordinating conjunctions different from subordinating conjunctions?
a) Coordinating conjunctions join independent clauses, while subordinating conjunctions join dependent clauses to independent clauses.
b) Coordinating conjunctions always come at the beginning of a sentence, while subordinating conjunctions come at the end.
c) Coordinating conjunctions are used for cause and effect relationships, while subordinating conjunctions are used for adding information.
d) Coordinating conjunctions are only used in formal writing, while subordinating conjunctions are used in informal writing.
Answer: a) Coordinating conjunctions join independent clauses, while subordinating conjunctions join dependent clauses to independent clauses.

Which coordinating conjunction is used to express addition or inclusiveness?
a) And
b) But
c) Or
d) So

Identify the coordinating conjunction in the following sentence: “You can choose either the red shirt or the blue shirt.”
a) Choose
b) Red
c) Either
d) Or

Coordinating conjunctions can be remembered using the acronym FANBOYS. What does FANBOYS stand for?
a) For, And, Nor, Because, Yet, So
b) Fast, Active, Notable, Bold, Youthful, Strong
c) First, Always, Never, Bring, Your, Own, Sandwich
d) Famous, Artistic, Notable, Bright, Outstanding, Youthful, Sensible
Answer: a) For, And, Nor, Because, Yet, So

Which coordinating conjunction is used to indicate a choice between two options?
a) And
b) But
c) Or
d) So

Coordinating conjunctions are used to create:
a) Complex sentences
b) Compound sentences
c) Compound-complex sentences
d) Simple sentences

Identify the coordinating conjunction in the following sentence: “I want to go to the party, for I enjoy socializing.”
a) Want
b) Go
c) Party
d) For

Which of the following is not a coordinating conjunction?
a) Yet
b) While
c) For
d) So

Coordinating conjunctions can be used to connect:
a) Nouns
b) Verbs
d) Interjections

In the sentence “She sings well, but she dances even better,” the coordinating conjunction “but” is used to:
a) Show contrast
c) Express cause and effect
d) Indicate time sequence

Which coordinating conjunction is used to express a logical consequence?
a) And
b) But
c) So
d) Or

Identify the coordinating conjunction in the following sentence: “I will buy either the blue dress or the green dress.”
b) Blue
c) Either
d) Or

Coordinating conjunctions can be used to connect:
a) Sentences with dependent clauses
b) Sentences with compound subjects
c) Sentences with different verb tenses
Answer: b) Sentences with compound subjects

Which coordinating conjunction is used to express a negative choice?
a) And
b) But
c) Or
d) Nor