Glossary

A sentence with two or more main clauses of equal grammatical status, usually marked by a coordinating conjunction such as ‘and’, ‘but’ or ‘or’. In the following examples below, the main clauses are indicated by square brackets:

  • [Jill came home this morning] [but she didn't stay long].
  • [Kim is an actor], [Pat is a teacher], [and Sam is an architect].