Conjunction

Conjunction

Conjunction is a word which adds two words or sentences, is called Conjunction.

It is classified into two parts.

1-Co-ordinating Conjunction:-

The conjunction by equal the words or sentences of equal rank is joined, is called Co-ordinating Conjunction. It is classified into four parts.

i-Cumulative Conjunction:

 It only adds one sentence or word to another. Such as asn, both…and, as well as, not only… *. but also, both.

  • You are both clever and beautiful.
  • I as well as you  passed the examination.
  • Robbers not only looted the village but also set homes on fire.

ii-Adversative Conjunction:

It adds two sentences showing opposition or contrast. Such  but, still, yet, nevertheless, only, however etc.

  • he is poor, still he is very honest.
  • You not good at English, yet you passed the English exam very well.
  • Only you can do this work.
  • He is rich still he unhappy.
  • She was inexperience, nevertheless she decided to play the game.

iii-Alternative Conjunction:

It adds two sentences or words showing alternatives or indicating choice between them, is called a Alternative or Disjunctive Conjunction. Such as or,either…or, neither….nor, otherwise, else.

  • What will you take tea or coffee.
  • you either want to buy something or go to home.
  • I’ll neither buy anything nor go to home.


IV. Illative Conjunction:

The conjunction that Expresses  some inference, is called Illative Conjunction of Inferential Conjunction. Such as Therefore, for, then, so.

  • You worked hard so you will win.
  • You got failed for you did not work hard.
  • He didn’t come in class for he is ill.

2-Subordinating Conjunction:- 

A subordinating conjunction connects a subordinate clause to a principal clause. Such as As if, as soon as, as, though,  so that, even if, when, because, since, although, than, unless, until, while, whereas, that, because, since before,whenever, whether, except, after,if,so far as, even though, such that, in order that, in order to, inasmuch as, as long as  etc.

  • I’ll not request even if I get failed.
  • I’ll not beg even if I die.
  • He will not come in party unless you invite him.
  • Though he worked hard, he couldn’t pass the examination.
  • We did not go out because it was raining.
  • Do your work  as you have  been directed.
  • This is the home where our family used to live.


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