Conjunctions

In this tutorial you will learn about the Conjunctions and its application with practical example.

In this tutorial , we will learn about Conjunctions.

Prerequisites

Before starting with this tutorial we assume that you are best aware of.

Noun.
Pronoun.
Verb.
Adjective.
Adverb.
Preposition.

A conjunction is a word which is used to combine two or more than two sentences, phrases and clauses.

Example:

  1. I) I love cricket.
  2. II) I love football.

I love cricket and football.

  1. I) I play chess.
  2. II) My friends play chess.

I and my friends play chess.

  1. I) I beat him.
  2. II) He was disturbing me.

I beat him because he was disturbing me.

Clause         conj.                clause

In the above examples, the red words are combining two sentences; therefore they are called conjunctions.

Note: The sentences connected with conjunctions are called clauses.

Types of conjunctions:

  1. General conjunctions: usually single word: and, but, if, because……etc.
  2. Compound conjunctions: more than one word to make a single conjunction: so that, on condition that, provided that…….etc.
  3. Co-relative conjunctions: are used in parts: so….that, not only…..but also, either….or etc.
  4. Relative conjunctions: shows relations between two sentences: who, whoever, whatever etc.

On the basis of functions, conjunctions are of the following types:

  1. Conjunction of addition: is used to join two sentences of similar type.

You and I can do this.

  1. Conjunction of contrast: is used to combine the sentences of opposite nature.

Ravi likes mango but I don’t.

  1. Conjunction of choice: is used to make choices among the options.

Either you or your friends are guilty.

  1. Conjunction of reasoning: is used to show reason.

I beat him because he was disturbing me.

  1. Conjunction of condition: is used to show condition.

If you help me now, I will reward you with gold.

In this tutorial we have learn about the Conjunctions and its application with practical example. I hope you will like this tutorial.