Coordinate conjunctions

conjunctions joining independent propositions.
- Rev. R. Morris.

See also: Coordinate

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Even though rules for commas are far from absolute, tutors--like so many other writers--sought guidance on three uses of commas, areas about which many professional writers are unsure: after introductory elements, before coordinate conjunctions joining sentences, and preceding such as and as well as.
Another punctuation rule baffled consultants: using a comma before FANBOYS (the acronym for the coordinate conjunctions, for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so) joining two independent clauses.
These questions focused on two rules famously derived from Latin: Latin coordinate conjunctions join, so they cannot be placed at the beginning of a sentence; a Latin preposition precedes its object, so it cannot end the Latin sentence and, by extension, the English sentence as well.