For: "I missed the fireworks for I fell asleep" (not sure; seems incorrect?)

And: "I walked and sang" (clearly correct)

Nor: "I neither walked nor sang" (clearly correct)

But: "He talks quietly but fights ferociously" (clearly correct)

Or: "I either walk or sing" (clearly correct)

Yet: "He talks quietly yet fights ferociously" (not sure; seems correct?)

So: "I fell asleep so missed the fireworks" (seems incorrect; is the only way to make this sentence correct to recompose it with two independent clauses and a comma?)

  • "For I fell asleep" means because I fell asleep. – Yosef Baskin Jul 27 '17 at 20:05
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    "I missed the fireworks, for I fell asleep" and "I fell asleep and so missed the fireworks" are both grammatical but hardly conversational. Note that FANBOYS is a discredited lumping. – Edwin Ashworth Jul 27 '17 at 21:43
  • "For" is a subordinator, not a coordinator. "Yet" and "so" are adverbs. Otherwise okay. Btw, forget FANBOYS -- it's laughable. – BillJ Jul 28 '17 at 6:38

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