Words that connect words, phrases or sentences are called conjunctions. There are mainly three types of conjunctions:
- Coordinating conjunctions are used to join two independent sentences. Example: so, but, or, and.
- Subordinating conjunctions help to connect clauses where one set of words is dependent on the other clause and adds meaning to it. Example: because, since, if, when, till, until, although, though, before.
- Correlative conjunctions appear as pairs. They combine two sentences are equal in status. Example: neither-nor, either-or, not only – but also, so – that, such -as.
Q. Join the following sentences using conjunction given in the brackets.
- Rishabh is crying. He lost his new pen. (because)
- You will not be granted leave. You apply in time. (unless)
- She will dance. You ask her. (if)
- Bob was unwell. He did not come. (so)
- We stopped working. The clock struck five. (when)
- Rishabh is crying because he lost his new pen.
- You will not be granted leave unless you apply in time.
- She will dance if you ask her.
- Bob was unwell so he did not come.
- We stopped working when the clock struck five.
Q. Underline the conjunction and mention its type.
- He is sad but not broken.
- He is either her uncle or her father.
- I waited for her till she came.
- She is smarter than me.
- Aditi is upset because she is unable to attend her classes.
- He is sad but not broken. Coordination conjunction
- He is either her uncle or her father. Correlative conjunction
- I waited for her till she came. Subordinating conjunction
- She is smarter than me. Subordinating conjunction
- Aditi is upset because she is unable to attend her classes. Subordinating conjunction