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Conjunctions and Determiners

Conjunctions and Determiners

Conjunctions

  • Conjunctions are the connectors used to connect words or a group of words.
  • It is derived from the Latin word conjunction which means conjoin.
  • The most common conjunctions are-
  • But
  • And
  • Or

conjunctions

  

Types of conjunctions

  1.  Coordinating conjunctions
  • These conjunctions are the ones that come up in the mind when there are people talking about the conjunctions.
  • They include-
    • But
    • And
    • Nor
    • Or
    • Yet
    • So
  1.  Correlative conjunctions
  • These conjunctions occur in pairs.
  • They include-
    • Neither….nor
    • Either….or
    • Not only….but also
    • Whether….or
  • Example-
    • Either John or Joe will attend the party.
  1.  Subordinating conjunctions
  • These conjunctions show a relationship between a dependent clause and independent clause.
  • These conjunctions include-

After, as, before, because, once, if, then, since, though, that, until, till. Although, where, when, while, whether.

 

Determiners

  • It is a type of an adjective.
  • A noun is always preceded by a determiner
  • The main function is to indicate possession, quantity, definiteness and specificity by modifying a noun.

determinants

  

Examples indicating quantity

  • She has four rabbits.
  • She has many rabbits.
  • She has no rabbit.

Examples indicating Possession

  • Beware of his rabbits.
  • Beware of our rabbits.

Examples indicating specificity

  • I love this rabbit.
  • I love those rabbits.

Examples indicating definiteness

  • I need a rabbit.
  • I need the rabbit.

Difference between determiners and normal adjectives

  • A determiner cannot have a superlative or comparative form like adjectives.
  • A determiner cannot be deleted from a sentence like an adjective.
  • An antecedent can be there in a determiner but not in an adjective.

 

 

Recap

  • Conjunctions are the connectors used to connect words or a group of words.
  • It is derived from the Latin word conjunction which means conjoin.
  • A determiner is a type of an adjective.
  • A noun is always preceded by a determiner
  • The main function is to indicate possession, quantity, definiteness and specificity by modifying a noun.

Quiz for Conjunctions and Determiners

Q.1

Identify the kind of Co-ordinating Conjunctions in the following sentences.

He doesn't support this party , so he will not vote for him.

a) Adversative
b) Cumulative
c) Illative
d) Alternative

Q.2

Identify the kind of Co-ordinating Conjunctions in the following sentences.

Sahil loves to play volleyball, whereas her sister loves to dance.

a) Illative
b) Alternative
c) Cumulative
d) Adversative

Q.3

Identify the kind of Co-ordinating Conjunctions in the following sentences.

Sheetal loves TV series, and movies also.

a) Alternative
b) Adversative
c) Illative
d) Cumulative

Q.4

Identify the kind of Co-ordinating Conjunctions in the following sentences.

She didn't misbehave in the class, but she was punished nevertheless.

a) Illative
b) Alternative
c) Adversative
d) Cumulative

Q.5

Identify the kind of Co-ordinating Conjunctions in the following sentences.

Preksha is suffering from fever, therefore, she didn't go to school .

a) Illative
b) Alternative
c) Cumulative
d) Adversative

Q.6

Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunction.

She is not so innocent _____ she pretends.

a)

as

b)

so

c)

still

d)

therefore

Q.7

Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunctions.

Rishika will not eat the chocolate ________ her mother gives her.

a) While
b) Because
c) Since
d) Unless

Q.8

Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunctions.

I bought this red dress at ________ price _____ the blue gown.

a) Either....or
b) The same....as
c) Such...that
d) So...that

Q.9

Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunctions.

Riya would ________ stay hungry ________ eating the leftover food.

a) Either...or
b) Rather....than
c) Neither....nor
d) None

Q.10

Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunctions.

Vidhi sings better ______ other girls of her class.

a) More
b) Nevertheless
c) Than
d) So

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