7th Class English Adjective, Articles, Prepositions, Conjunctions Use of Conjunctions

Use of Conjunctions

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*     Use of Conjunctions

 

(A) 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.

  •   Steve likes tea. Steve likes coffee.

     Steve likes tea as well as coffee.  

 

(B)  Or, Either -- or, Neither ---- nor

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

 

 

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  •  Is he happy? Is he sad?

     Is he happy or sad?

  •  I will come. I will send Smith.

     Either I will come or send Varun.

  •  Rajiv is not my friend. He is not my relative.

     Rajiv is neither my friend nor my relative.  

 

(C)   But, Still, Yet

These conjunctions are used to express contrast between two statements.

 

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  •   She is a teacher. She does not teach the children.

     She is a teacher but she does not teach the children.

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

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

  •   These leaders are corrupt. People choose them.

     These leaders are corrupt yet people choose them.

 

(D) 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 work hard. He got fail.        

     He did not work hard, so he got fail.

  •   The boy stole money 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 when time of an action is to show;

 

 

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  •   The cat is away. The mice play.

     When the cat is away the mice play.

  •   I met Rita. I was in Mumbai.

     I met Rita while I was in Mumbai.  

 

(F) lf, Unless

These conjunctions are used to join two statements when condition is to show.

 

 

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  •   You give me ball I will return your bat.        

     If you give me ball, I will return your bat.

  •   You work hard. You cannot succeed in your mind.        

     Unless you work hard you cannot succeed in your mind.  

 

(G) As, Than

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

 

 

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  •   She is wise. You are wise.

     She is as wise as you.

  •   This book is better than that book.
  •   Sushma is more intelligent than Sonia.
  •   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.  

 

 

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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 ?      

 

 

  She had come _______________ I got up.

(A) Or                                                                   

(B) As

(C) But                                                                 

(D) Before

(E) And

 

Answer: (d)

Explanation: She had come before 1 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 also called a joining word.
  •   List of some commonly used conjunctions:
  1. And                But                         Since                     When                    Either-or
  2. Although       Because               Till                          While                    Neither-nor
  3. As well as    If                             Until                      Unless                  Therefore
  4. As                  Or                           Still                         Yet                         Before

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