4th Class English Conjunctions Use of Conjunctions

Use of Conjunctions

Category : 4th Class

*    Use of Conjunctions  

 

*        And, As well as

These two conjunctions are used to add one statement to another.  

 

 

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  • The man is poor. The man is blind. The man is poor and blind.
  • Robinson likes tea. Robinson likes coffee. Robinson likes tea as well as coffee.
  • Anima and Aryan are dancing.
  • You as well he have lifted the box.
  • Please come and sit beside me.
  • Garry sells fruits and vegetables.  

 

*     Either--or, Neither--nor

These conjunctions are used to indicate a choice between one statement and another.  

 

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  •   Either Steve or Smith will come
  •   Mumbai is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter.  

 

*       But, Still, Yet

These conjunctions are used to express contrast between two statements.    

 

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  •  He is intelligent. He does not read.        

         He is intelligent but he does not read.

  •  The teacher was angry. He did not scold the boy.        

          The teacher was angry still he did not scold the boy.

  •   These books are costly. People buy them.

          These books are costly yet people buy them.  

 

*      So, Therefore These conjunctions are used to join two statements where one statement is proved from the other statement.  

 

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  •  He did not take umbrella. He got wet.        

         He did not take umbrella so he got wet.

  •  The boy stole bread from the shop. He was arrested by the police.

          The boy stole bread from the shop, therefore, he was arrested by the police.  

 

*      When, While

These conjunctions are used to join two statements when time of an action is to be shown.  

 

 

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  •   The cat is away. The mice play.        

When the cat is away the mice play.

  •   I met Priya. I was in London.

          I met Priya while I was in London  

 

*      lf, Unless

These conjunctions are used to join two statements to show a condition.  

 

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  •   You give me money I will return your pen.                        

If you give me money I will return your pen.

  •   You make haste. You cannot reach home in time.                       

Unless you make haste you cannot reach home in time.  

 

*     As, Than

These conjunctions are used to show comparison between two persons or things.  

 

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  •   He is wise. I am wise.                       

He is as wise as I.

  •  You are happier than I
  •  Marry is more curious than George.
  •  Rose is as beautiful as Lily.  

 

*      Uses of some other conjunctions

  •   Work hard lest you should fail.
  •   He has not written to me since he left the town.
  •   As long as there is life there is hope.
  •   He is poor but honest.
  •   As he has come to me 1 will help him.
  •   Wait till I return.
  •   As soon as he saw the police, he fled away.
  •   Look before you leap.  

 

 

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Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunction  

 

  Is he tall short?

(A) Or                                                                   

(B) But

(C) That                                                               

(D) As

(E) And

 

Answer: (A)

Explanation: Is he tall or short?  

 

 

  He had come _____ I got up.

(A) Or                                                                   

(B) As

(C) But                                                                 

(D) Before

(E) And  

 

Answer: (d)

Explanation: He had come before I got up.  

 

 

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  •   A word that is used to join two words or sentences is known as a conjunction. A conjunction is called a joining word also.
  •   List of Some commonly used Conjunctions:

And                                But                         Since                     When                    Either - or

Although                     Because               Till                          While                    Neither - nor

As well as                    If                             Until                      Unless                  Therefore

As                                   Or                           Still                         Yet    

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