Conjunctions are used for joining either one word to another word; or one sentence to another sentence.
One Word to Another Word
When a word is joined with another word by a Conjunction; each of the words is generally of the similar parts of speech; such as,
¨ A noun is joined to another noun or pronoun; an adjective to another adjective; a preposition to another preposition; a verb to another verb.
Noun to Noun – Cows and donkeys are both very helpful animals.
Noun to Pronoun – Sam and you have to come for lunch today.
Pronoun to Pronoun – I and you are both right.
Adjective to Adjective – I am upset, but hopeful.
Preposition to Preposition – A bird flies in and through the air.
Verb to Verb – She came and talked to me wisely.
Noun to Noun – She is a fool as well as a dishonest.
Noun to Noun – Is this baby a boy or a girl?
¨ There are few Conjunctions that often go in pairs; such as, either – or; neither – nor; but – also; both – and; but – also; not only – but also.
Noun to Noun – She is neither an unfair nor a dishonest.
Noun to Noun – He is both an unfair and a dishonest.
Adjective to Adjective – She is both wise and talented.
Adjective to Adjective – She is not only wise, but also talented.
Verb to Verb – You should either work or leave.
Adverb to Adverb – You behaved neither kindly nor wisely.
One Sentence to Another Sentence
Among the Conjunctions that join one sentence to another sentence the mostly can be noticed from the below-mentioned examples: -
|First Sentence||Conjunction||Second Sentence|
|You said||that||this pen is mine|
|I trust him||because||he never tells a lie|
|He will come to the party||if||he is permitted to come|
|I want to know||whether||I should go|
|I must do this||unless||I am stopped by my work|
|I must leave now||since or as||the rain has stopped|
|You must leave your bed||when||the sun rises|
|Nobody could find out||where||the goat was lying hid|
|The girl is unwise||but||the boy is very wise|
|I want to know||how||your grandpa is today|
|Your cow is older||than||mine|
|It’s long time||since||I last met you|
|I left the office||as soon as||the rain ceased|
|He was so badly injured||that||he needed to be hospitalized|
|She could not pass the exam||though||she tried hard|
|I closed the door||after||my guests had gone|
|The boy is smart||and||he is very good in studies|
|They didn’t disclose||why||they didn’t come|
|The mouse will play||while||the cat is gone|