Use of Conjunctions
Category : 7th Class
(A) And, As well as
These two conjunctions are used to add one statement to another:
The man is poor and blind.
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.
Is he happy or sad?
Either I will come or send Varun.
Rajiv is neither my friend nor my relative.
(C) But, Still, Yet
These conjunctions are used to express contrast between two statements.
She is a teacher but she does not teach the children.
The teacher was angry still he did not scold the students.
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.
He did not work hard, so he got fail.
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;
When the cat is away the mice play.
I met Rita while I was in Mumbai.
(F) lf, Unless
These conjunctions are used to join two statements when condition is to show.
If you give me ball, I will return your bat.
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.
She is as wise as you.
(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.
Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunction.
Is he tall ______________ short ?
Explanation: Is he tall or short ?
She had come _______________ I got up.
Explanation: She had come before 1 got up.
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