Conjnuction and its types - Smart School

Conjunction :

A word which joins two words or clauses or sentences and show the relation between them is called Conjunction.

A Conjunction :
➤ Conjunction should be distinguished from relative pronouns, relative adverbs and prepositions.
➤ Some conjunctions are always used in pairs.

Examples :
➥ Rudra reads books and novels.
➥ Mohan is good to look but not liable.
➥ You play Kho-Kho and I am paying cricket.

➤ In the above sentences "and", "but", and "and" are conjunctions.

➽ There are three types of Conjunction.
1] Coordinating conjunctions
2] Subordinating conjunctions
3] Correlative conjunctions


1] Coordinating conjunctions :
The conjunction which is used to connect two words or phrases that are grammatically equal importance in the sentence is called Coordinating conjunctions.

➤ A Coordinating Conjunctions is also called a coordinator.
➤ A Coordinating Conjunctions are : For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, Soon
We can make a one word of highlighted characters to remember it e.g. : F A N B O Y S.


Examples :
➥ I am right but you are not.
➥ Bhavi was busy yet she talked to me.
➥ Vedanti took him home and gave him food.

➤ In the above sentences "but", "yet", and "and" are conjunctions.


2] Subordinating conjunctions :
The conjunction which is used to connect two independent and dependent clause is called Subordinating conjunctions.

➤ A Subordinating Conjunctions is also called a subordinator.
➤ A Subordinating conjunctions are : Before, As, Although, Until , Though, Where, Once, Whether etc.

Examples :
➥ The mob dispersed before the police arrived.
➥ Grishma did not act as mother wished.
➥ Akash went to zoo where he saw a giraffe.
➥ Swara wait here until I come.

➤ In the above sentences "before", "as", "where", and "until" are conjunctions.

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3] Correlative conjunctions :
The conjunction which is used in paired in the sentence to joint different words or group of words is called Correlative conjunctions.

➤ A Correlative Conjunction are :
➨ Either .... nor
➨ Neither .... nor
➨ Both .... and
➨ Though.... yet
➨ Whether.... or
➨ Not only.... but also

Examples :
➥ Ashish may buy either a cricket bat or a tennis racket.
Both the phone and the tab are good for me.
➥ Tanmayee likes neither math nor science.
➥ He can’t eat it whether too hot or too spicy.
➥ Harshal is like not only reading but also writing.


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Types of Clause Quiz

-: A Short Quiz :-

Let's check with this short quiz, what you understand.

A] Choose the type of conjunction :

1] Wait here ________ I come.
until
or
since

2] Walk carefully _______ you will fall.
if
or
and

3] We cannot help you _______ you work hard.
unless
until
but

4] I took him home ______ gave him food.
or
and
as

B] Find the correct type of conjunction :

5] Bhavi was busy yet she talked to me.
Coordinating conjunction
Subordinating conjunction
Correlative conjunction

6] Tanmayee likes neither mathematics nor science.
Coordinating conjunction
Subordinating conjunction
Correlative conjunction

7] Akash went to zoo where he saw a giraffe.
Coordinating conjunction
Subordinating conjunction
Correlative conjunction

8] Vedanti took him home and gave him food.
Coordinating conjunction
Subordinating conjunction
Correlative conjunction



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