The Myth of FANBOYS: Coordination, Commas, and College Composition Classes
AbstractThe 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.
How to Cite
Reynolds, B. (2012). The Myth of FANBOYS: Coordination, Commas, and College Composition Classes. TESL Canada Journal, 29(1), 104–112. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v29i1.1092