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Definition & rules of conjunction

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Definition of Conjunction 

Conjunction are the words that are used to joints the tow words, it has no any other function except the joint the two words and the part of speech that connect words,phrases,causes or sentence .conjunction is playing a role of to joining together.
Some rules to use the correct conjunction

Co relative Conjunctions

Some Conjunction are used only with pairs, these are called correlative conjunctions like


  • Either or

  • I shall either go or stay here with you.

  • Neither – nor

  • She neither good looking nor soft spoken.

  • Not only – but also

  • I need not only your help but also encouragement from you.

  • Scarcely / hardly

  •  When- It was hardly 5 min ago when she called you.

  • No sooner – than

  • No sooner had she called him then he left the place.

  • Last - Should

  • Work hard last you should fail.

  • Whether – or

  • I will enjoy whether she comes or not.

  • Though/ although  - yet

  • Although/though he is poor yet honest.

  • As much as

  • He is as much greedy as miserable

  • Both – and

Both Bella and John have come.

Rules how to use conjunction

  1. As use these conjunction with its pair is important as it is also very important to use these conjunctions on its right place. 
  2. Conjunction’s one part is used in one sentence and another part is used in second sentence.
  3. If one part of conjunction is used before noun, the second part also should be used before noun, not before verb or any other thing.
  4. If a first part is used before adverb or adjective the second part should be used before adverb or adjective.
  • Exercise

Wrong use of conjunction
Right use of conjunction
  • If you give me financially help or shall close my business.

  • Either you give me financially help or I shall close my business.

  • She had  completed her dinner then he came there.

  • She had scarcely completed her dinner when he came there.

  • No sooner did I hear the bell that I set out.

  • No sooner did I hear the bell then I set out.

  • Start at once so  you may miss the train.

  • Start at once last you should miss the train.

  • She is not only a beautiful girl or even a soft spoken.

  • She is not only a beautiful girl but also a soft spoken.

  • You neither pay or return my books.

  • You neither pay nor return my books.

  • No sooner had she reached the station that the train started.

  • No sooner had she reached the station than the train started.

  • She had hardly heard the news than she wept aloud.

  • She had hardly heard the news when she wept aloud.

  • You must come whether I write to you and not.


  • You must come whether I write to you or not.

  • She is neither a dancer or a singer.

  • She is neither a dancer nor a singer.


  • I was not only insulted also deceived.


  • I was not only insulted but also deceived.


  • I had hardly opened my eyes then I saw him crying.


  • I had hardly opened my eyes when I saw him crying.

  • Though you are not my friend but I can rely on you

  • Though you are not my friend yet I can rely on you.

  • She is both poor and honest.


  • She is both poor and honest.

  • Although he worked very hard but he fails every time.

  • Although he worked very hard yet he fails every time.

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