Conjunctions

Posted: Mei 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

A conjunction is a part of speech that joins two words, phrases or clauses together.

There are three types of conjunctions:

Coordinating Conjunctions

Correlative Conjunctions

Common Subordinating Conjunctions

  • and
  • but
  • or
  • nor
  • either…or
  • neither…nor
  • not only…but also
  • both…and
  • whether…or
  • after
  • before
  • although
  • though
  • even though
  • as much as
  • as long as
  • as soon as
  • because
  • since
  • so that
  • in order that
  • so
  • if
  • lest
  • even if
  • that
  • unless
  • until
  • when
  • where
  • whether
  • while

Coordinating conjunctions

Coordinating conjunctions, also called coordinators, are conjunctions that connect two or more equal items.

Examples:

  • He plays tennis and soccer
  • He works quickly but accrately
  • You’d better do your homework, or you’ll get a terrible grade.

Correlative conjunctions

Correlative conjunctions are used in pairs.They work in pairs to coordinate two items. Examples of correlative conjunctions includeboth…and…, either…or, not only… but also…

Examples:

  • I didn’t know that she can neither read nor write.
  • You can either walk to school or take the bus.
  • Both Sara and James are invited to the party.
  • Whether you watch TV or do your homework is your decision.
  • Not only are they noisy but they are also lazy.

Subbordinating conjunctions

Subordinating conjunctions, also called subordinators, are conjunctions that join a dependent (or subordinating) clause to an independent (or main) clause.

Examples:

  • He reads the newspapers after he finishes work.
  • Even if you get the best grade in the writing test, you’ll need to pass an oral test.
  • Although he is very old, he goes jogging every morning.
  • She didn’t go to school because she was ill.
  • They went to bed since it was late
  • As soon as the teacher had arrived, they started work.

http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-lesson-conjunctions.php

 

 

 

Sample Question :

  1. I need to work hard so that I can pass the exam.
  2. Although he was the best qualified party candidate, he didn’t win the elections.
  3. When you come back from your trip, we’ll meet to discuss the problem.
  4. They said that the movie was fantastic, so I watched it.
  5. although he was very ill, he didn’t take any medicine.
  6. I don’t know where I can buy a pair of jeans.
  7. She went to the shops but couldn’t find anything she liked.
  8. Everybody likes him because he is nice and helpful.
  9. Since he was angry with her, he didn’t utter a word.
  10. Keep quiet or go out.

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