A conjunction is a word that joins together words, sentences and clauses.
- Rizwan and ArsIan are two friends.
- They are sad but hopeful.
- My father says that this book is mine.
- She walks slowly lest she should fall down.
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Kinds of Conjunctions
(1) Co-ordinating Conjunctions
Which join together clauses of equal rank. The chief conjunctions of this class are. And, but, for, or. nor, also, etc.
Co-ordinating Conjunctions are of four types:
- Cumulative – and, both and, as well as, etc.
- Alternative – or, either or, neither nor, etc.
- Adversative – but, yet, still, etc.
- Illative — so. therefore, etc.
(2) Subordinating Conjunctions
Which joins together a principal clause with its dependent or subordinate clause or clauses. The main conjunctions of this group are:
After, because, If, that, though, although, till, before, as, unless, where, when, while, since, except. than, until,etc.
(3) Correlative Conjunctions / Correlatives
There are some Conjunctions that go in pairs. They are called Correlatives:
Both — and; either — or, neither — nor; not only — bot also; so — that; such – that: no sooner — than; hardly — when, scarcely — when; else — than; rather – than; else — but; as — as;
- He is both a tool and a knave.
- He is as busy as a bee.
- He must either work or go.
- He would rather die than beg.
- He behaver neither wisely nor kindly. Read more
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