A coordinating conjunction is a word that joins two elements of equal grammatical rank and syntactic importance. They can join two verbs, two nouns, two adjectives, two phrases, or two independent clauses. The seven coordinating conjunctions are for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so.
The best way to remember the seven coordination conjunctions is by using the acronym FANBOYS:
When we use more than one adjective to describe a noun, we normally have to follow a specific order. Remember the order as NOSASCOMP or DOSASCOMP, Number-Opinion-Size-Age-Shape-Color-Origin-Material-Purpose or Determiner-Opinion-Size-Age-Shape-Color-Origin-Material-Purpose.
1. Number or Determiner: Articles and other limiters (e.g., a, your, the, five, her).
2. Opinion: Describes what is thought about the noun (e.g., pretty, expensive, delicious).
3. Size: Describes how big or small the noun is (e.g., small, big, tiny, enormous).
4. Age: Describes how young or old the noun is (e.g., young, old, ancient, new).
5. Shape: Describes what shape the noun is (e.g., round, square, flat).
6. Color: Describes what color the noun is (e.g., blue, pinkish, green).
7. Material: Describes what the noun is made of (e.g., wood, cotton, silver, metal).
8. Origin: Describes where the noun is from (e.g., American, eastern, lunar).
9. Purpose: Describes what the noun is used for or what it does (e.g., racing [as in racing car], sleeping [as in sleeping bag]).