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ERIC Number: EJ960448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
The Myth of FANBOYS: Coordination, Commas, and College Composition Classes
Reynolds, Brett
TESL Canada Journal, v29 n1 p104-112 Win 2011
The claim that the words "for," "and," "nor," "but," "or," "yet," and "so" (FANBOYS) constitute a complete list of English coordinating conjunctions is examined though syntactic analysis and found wanting. This analysis is presented as an illustration of the need for teachers constantly to question the choice of material that we present to our students and our reasons for presenting it. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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