A Conjunction



A Conjunction :



A Conjunction is a word used to combine two sentences or two clauses into one sentence.

AND is a conjunction.

He is my brother. He is living in Chennai.

Here there are two sentences which can be formed into one sentence with the help of a conjunction.

1. He is my brother and living in Chennai.

This way a conjunction is used to reduce the number of words which can be deleted without spoiling the meaning of those sentences.

1. I tried to hit the balls. Instead, I hit the glass-jar.

The above two sentences are combined to form a single sentence with the help of a conjunction BUT.

1. I tried to hit the ball, but hit the glass-jar.

AND, BUT, OR, NEITHER, NOR, YET, SO, etc. are few of the conjunctions which we use regularly in our writings.

Example Sentences :

1. You have to pay the dues by today evening or to face the consequences.

2. He has applied for the job, yet did not get the job.

3. My father completed his graduation in this college so he enrolled me here.

RELATED PAGES :

  1. Kinds of Conjunctions
  2. Coordinating Conjunctions
  3. Punctuation with Coordinating Conjunctions
  4. Correlative Conjunctions
  5. Subordinating Conjunctions
  6. Punctuation with Subordinating Conjunctions
  7. Sentences Appropriate Conjunctions
  8. The Conjunction
  9. Conjunctions
  10. A Conjunction
  11. Classes of Conjunctions
  12. Coordinating Conjunctions
  13. Cumulative Coordinating Conjunctions
  14. Alternative Coordinating Conjunctions
  15. Adversative Coordinating Conjunctions
  16. Illative Coordinating Conjunctions
  17. Subordinating Conjunctions
  18. Sentences with Proper Conjunctions
  19. Conjunctions of Purpose
  20. Conjunctions of Comparison


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