As the name suggests Conjunction (Con + Junction) connects words, phrases, clauses, or groups of words in sentences. Conjunctions are words used as joiners. Questions related to conjunctions can be easily solved with basic knowledge of rules, it is one of the easiest sections of competitive English.
- Riya came but Diya did not. [here, but is conjunction]
Types of Conjunction
There are different kinds of conjunctions, they are
♦ Coordinating Conjunction
♦ Correlative Conjunction
♦ Subordinating Conjunction
Understanding of types of Conjunction is not much important for Competitive exams in India. However, for scoring well you should know which Conjunction is used in pairs and which can be used independently; along with some basic rules related to them.
► Before a relative pronoun (who/ which/ that etc.) the Conjunction ‘and’ is never used.
► Conjunctions that, as to are not used before interrogative and relative words like:- who/ whom/which/ whose/ what etc
- She asked me that what his name was. (incorrect)
- She asked me what his name was. (correct)
► Conjunctions because, since, as soon as are not followed by therefore, thus so etc.
- Because he has been ill for a month, therefore he does not come to the office. (incorrect)
- Because he has been ill for a month, he does not come to the office. (correct)