Conjunction

 What are Conjunctions?

Conjunction is a word which is used to join two words, two phrases or two clauses Conjunction is a part of speech and it is very important in the sentence. There are many words used as conjunctions.

List of some conjunctions-

.We use few common conjunctions but they perform  many functions. Here is a list of common conjunctions used in English.

  • so
  • yet
  • because
  • but
  • and
  • as
  • for
  • or
  • either or
  • neither nor
  • so
  • not only
  • whether

 

Examples – Sentence with Conjunction

Examples of how to use conjunctions in sentences are given here-

  • Sameer and Charwak are brothers.
  • I met her and her mother on same day.
  • I ran fast but missed the train.
  • You didn’t complete the work, but she did.
  • Because it is difficult to learn, he joined the class.
  • He got in the crowded bus because he had to reach there on time.
  • I had dinner with my children.
  • She saw a man with her boss

In above sentences:

Conjunction ‘and’ is joining-

  • two words; Sameer, Charwak
  • a word and a phrase;her, her mother

Conjunction ‘but’ is joining-

  • a clause and a phrase; I ran fast, missed the train
  • two clauses; You didn’t complete the work, she did

Conjunction ‘because’ is joining-

  • two clauses; it is difficult to learn, he joined the class
  • two clauses; He got in the crowded bus, he had to reach there on time

Conjunction ‘with’ is joining-

  • a word ‘dinner’ and a phrase ‘my children’
  • a word ‘man’ and a phrase ‘her boss’

In above sentences; and, but, but, because, with are conjunctions.

 

Types of Conjunctions

All conjunctions perform the same function of joining words, phrases and clauses.

There are three types of conjunctions.

  • Coordinating Conjunctions
  • Correlative Conjunctions
  • Subordinating Conjunctions

 

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