Use of Different Conjunctions
Category : 6th Class
(A) And, As well as: These two conjunctions are used to add one statement to another:
(i) The man is poor. He is blind.
The man is poor and blind.
(ii) Robin likes tea. Robin likes coffee.
Robin likes tea as well as coffee.
(iii) Anima and Twinkle are dancing.
(iv) You as well he have lifted the box.
(v) Please come and sit beside me.
(vi) Garry sells fruits and vegetables.
(B) Or, Either - or, Neither - nor: These conjunctions are used to indicate a choice between one statement and another.
(i) Is he happy? Is he sad?
Is he happy or sad?
(ii) I will come. I will send Mohan, if I don't come.
Either i will come or send Mohan.
(iii) Steve is not my friend. He is not my brother.
Steve is neither my friend nor my brother.
(C) But, Still, Yet: These conjunctions are used to express contrast between two statements.
(i) He is intelligent. He does not read.
He is intelligent but he does not read.
(ii) The teacher was angry. He did not scold the boy.
The teacher was angry still he did not scold the boy,
(iii) These books are costly. People buy them.
These books are costly yet people buy them.
(D) So, therefore: These conjunctions are used to join two statements where one statement is proved from the other statement.
(i) He did not take umbrella. He got wet.
He did not take umbrella so he got wet.
(ii) 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.
(E) When, while: These conjunctions are used to join two statements to show time of an action.
(i) The cat is away. The mice play.
When the cat is away the mice play.
(ii) I met Priya. I was in London.
I met Priya while I was in London.
(F) If, Unless: These conjunctions are used to join two statements to show condition.
(i) You give me money. I will return your pen.
If you give me money. I will return your pen.
(ii) You make haste. You cannot reach home in time.
Unless you make haste you cannot reach home in time.
(G) As, Than: These conjunctions are used to show comparison between two persons or things.
(i) He is wise. I am wise.
(ii) He is as wise as I.
(iii) You are happier than I
(iv) Mary is more curious than George.
(v) Night queen is as beautiful as Lily.
(H) Use of some other conjunctions
(i) Work hard lest you should fail.
(ii) He has not written to me since he left the town.
(iii) As long as there is life, there is hope.
(iv) Although he is poor, he is honest.
(v) As he has come to me I will help him.
(vi) Wait till return.
(vii) As soon as he saw the police, he fled away.
(viii) Look before you leap.
A word that is used to join two words or sentences is known as a conjunction. A conjunction is also called a joining word.
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 Before
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