Coordinating conjunctions connect two or more words, phrases, clauses, or sentences that are equally salient within a portion of text.
Some common coordinating conjunctions in English include the words “and,” “but,” “so,” and “then.” These conjunctions are often to connect phrases that, logically, are equally salient to the text. For examples, consider the sentence: “I like apples and bananas.” In the above sentence, the word “and” is a coordinating conjunction. It indicates that the speaker has the same level of preference for apples and bananas. For another example, consider the sentence: “John went to the store, *so* his wife visited her friend.”] In the above sentence, the word “so” is a coordinating conjunction. It indicates the reason/result relationship between the first clause (“John went to the store”) and the second clause (“his wife visited her friend”). Both clauses are of equal salience to the text.
|Arise you take the child and the mother of him and flee into Egypt|
|Get up, take the young child and his mother, and flee to Egypt.|
Matthew 3:3 οὗτος γάρ ἐστιν ὁ ῥηθεὶς [b]διὰ Ἠσαΐου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος
Matthew 3:4 αὐτὸς δὲ ὁ Ἰωάννης εἶχεν τὸ ἔνδυμα αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τριχῶν καμήλου