Asked • 06/23/19

How can “for” be classed as a coördinating conjunction in the following instances?

How can *for* be classed as a coördinating conjunction in the following instances? - I cannot give you any money, for I have none. - He deserved to succeed, for he worked hard. - Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. In those sentences, *for* can easily be replaced with *because*. When because is used as a subordinating conjunction, how can for be classed as a coördinating conjunction? Just look at the first sentence for example: *I cannot give you any money.* *I have none.* The second sentence derives its meaning from the first sentence. It is subordinate to the first sentence, and therefore 'for' should be a Subordinating Conjunction in such a case, shouldn't it?

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LeighAnne D. answered • 06/23/19

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