The Conjunction :
Conjunctions is a word such as BUT, AND or WHILE that connects parts of sentences, phrases or clauses.
A conjunction is a word that merely joins together sentences, phrases, clauses or words.
Conjunctions are different from Relative Pronouns, Relative Adverbs and Prepositions.
It may be noted that Relative Pronouns, Relative Adverbs and Prepositions are also connective words.
The difference is that Conjunction merely joins, whereas, Relative Pronouns, Relative Adverbs and Prepositions not only join, but also establish inter-relationship.
Conjunctions are words like AND, BUT, BECAUSE & ALTHOUGH.
They are used to join clauses together and to show the relationship between the ideas in the clauses.
1. We have to go the market.
2. They too have to go to the market.
There are two sentences above. Now, we can club these sentences into one by adding the conjunction AND. Such a combined sentence has been given below.
They and we have to go to the market.
1. My father is a teacher.
2. His sister is also a teacher.
My father and his sister are teachers.
The conjunctions can be further classified into three types. They are….
1. Coordinating Conjunctions
2. Subordinating Conjunctions
3. Correlative Conjunctions
connect or join two or more sentences, main clauses, words into single unit.
1. You go to Delhi or to Mumbai.
2. My father enjoys eating rice, but hates eating wheat-products.
3. You had better come earlier than usual time, for it will rain.
In the above sentences, OR, BUT and FOR are Coordinating Conjunctions.
are the very important parts of complex sentences which include at least two clauses.
1. As she was getting ready to go to school, it started raining.
2. Since they were not prepared to go to the wedding, they came late.
In the above two sentences, AS and SINCE are Subordinating Conjunctions since these two words make the sentences complete.
are those conjunctions which are working in pairs to join phrases or words.
1. He is both intelligent and rich.
2. We will either go to the school or to the cinema.
3. They neither pay the fees nor go out of the college.
There are three sets of conjunctions. They are….
Since these conjunctions work in pairs, they are called Correlative Conjunctions.
1. Although she tried hard, she did not score high marks in this exam.
2. Since we were late, we did not get tickets.
3. As every one knows, he is a rich man.
4. Everyone knows that we are from Delhi and that he is from Mumbai.
Related Links :
- Kinds of Conjunctions
- Double Conjunctions
- Prepositions before Conjunctions
- Conjunctions used in Pairs
- Correlative Conjunctions
- Compound Conjunctions
- Classes of Conjunctions
- Coordinating Conjunctions
- Kinds of Coordinating Conjunctions
- Subordinating Conjunctions
- Accumulative Conjunctions
- Cumulative Conjunctions
- Copulative Conjunctions
- Adversative Conjunctions
- Alternative Conjunctions
- Disjunctive Conjunctions
- Illative Conjunctions
- The Classes of Conjunctions
- The Conjunction AFTER
- The Conjunction IF
- The Conjunction BECAUSE
- The Conjunction THAT
- The Conjunction THOUGH
- The Conjunction ALTHOUGH
- The Conjunction TILL
- The Conjunction BEFORE
- The Conjunction UNLESS
- The Conjunction AS
- The Conjunction WHEN
- The Conjunction WHERE
- The Conjunction WHILE
- The Conjunction THAN
- Conjunctions in Sentences
- Conjunctions and Prepositions
- Conjunctions of Time
- The Conjunctions SINCE and OR
- The Conjunctions IF and THAT
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