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Conjunctions

Conjunctions

A conjunction is a word that joins nouns or verbs or sentences. In other words, words that join different ideas together are termed as a conjunction. The following are the few conjunctions that are used in day-to-day life.

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AND

1.used for the words or sentences that are taken jointly

Example: Isha and Shubhangi study in the same class.

 

 

BUT

2. It is used to show the contrast in ideas

Example: Priyanka is dull, but Rohitha is brilliant.

 

OR

3. It is used to indicate that only one possibility can be realized between the two

Example: Complete your work or you will stay late in the office

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SO

4. It is used to show the result or consequence of an action

Example: I wanted to study French, so I joined the French Academy.

 

BECAUSE

5. It is used to show the reason for an action

Example: I do not trust Seema because he always lies to me.

 

IF

6. It is used to talk about the result or effect of something that may happen or may not happen or be true or may not be true

Example: I will help you if you lend me your car.

 

Let’s do some exercise

Exercise 1: Fill in the blanks using suitable conjunctions:

  1. This is a small …………………. interesting story.
  2. Let us wait here ………………. the rain stops.
  3. …………………. he worked hard he failed.
  1. I regard my mother ……………….my best friend.
  2. …………………… I was a child, I lived in Dubai.

 

Recap

A conjunction is nouns, verbs or statement. They are helpful in forming meaningful words and statements for communication purposes.

There are different types of conjunctions in the English Language, namely

  •  And: Used to represent words jointly
  • But: Shows contrast of Ideas
  • So: Shows result or consequence of an action
  • Or: Indicates only one possibility can be done between the two provided options
  • Because: Shows reason for Action
  • If: Shows the possibility of an event to occur.
  1. It is interesting to understand how to relate and form words or sentences together using conjunctions.

Quiz for Conjunctions

Q.1

Fill in the blank with the correct conjunction.

Chayanika does not wish to have tea _____ coffee.

a) And
b) Or
c) Nor
d) Either

Q.2

Fill in the blank with the correct conjunction.

We can ______ go watch a movie ______ attend the concert.

a) Maybe, and
b) Neither, and
c) Either, or
d) Both, or

Q.3

Fill in the blank with the correct conjunction.

I like blue ___ I like black more.

a) And
b) Whereas
c) Or
d) But

Q.4

Fill in the blank with the correct conjunction.

I am supposed to submit my homework _________ as I finish it.

a) As soon
b) Quickly
c) Soon
d) Soonest

Q.5

Fill in the blank with the correct conjunction.

I don’t like tennis ______ baseball.

a) And
b) Nor
c) Or
d) Neither

Q.6

Fill in the blank with the correct conjunction.

Since we were getting late yesterday, we didn’t stop by the temple, ________ we have decided to go there today.

a) But
b) And
c) Therefore
d) However

Q.7

Fill in the blank with the correct conjunction.

I will go to the park ______ I’ve finished studying for my Maths test.

a) When
b) Since
c) Yet
d) Once

Q.8

Fill in the blank with the correct conjunction.

The little boy likes to play the Piano ________ as he likes to play the Guitar.

a) Just as much
b) Also as much
c) As much
d) Equally

Q.9

Fill in the blank with the correct conjunction.

I like my English teacher ____ I also like my Hindi teacher.

a) Because
b) But
c) And
d) As

Q.10

Fill in the blank with the correct conjunction.

Not only Amitabh Bachchan is a great actor, _______ he is also a wonderful human being.

a) And
b) Also
c) But
d) As

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