Conjunctions are joining words used to connect words, group of words, phrases and sentences.
- Coordinating conjunctions join together sentences or clauses.
- Correlative conjunctions are used in pairs for connection either words or sentences.
- Subordinating conjunctions are used to join groups of words or two statements, one of which is dependent on the other.
Q. Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunctions.
and, otherwise, but, either, yet, because, or
- Mansi likes grapes _____________ Shweta likes apple.
- She was upset _____________ I was late.
- I purchased a wallet _____________ a key ring.
- Hurry up, _____________ you will miss the train.
- This is _____________ your book _____________ mine.
- He is injured _____________ he is participating in the competition.
- either; or
Q. Underline the conjunctions and state whether they are coordinating conjunctions, correlative conjunctions or subordinating conjunctions.
- I carried an umbrella and a rain coat.
- While I cleared the room she washed the dishes.
- Although she is a good student, yet she could not clear the entrance test.
- Either you go to the market or I will send Divya.
- Get ready soon or you will be late for office.
- I carried an umbrella and a rain coat. (coordinating conjunction)
- While I cleared the room she washed the dishes. (subordinating conjunction)
- Although she is a good student, yet she could not clear the entrance test. (coordinating conjunction)
- Either you go to the market or I will send Divya. (correlative conjunction)
- Get ready soon or you will be late for office. (correlative conjunction)