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Words that join two part of phrases, clauses and sentences, is called conjunctions. There are number of conjunctions, in which “but”, “and ” and “or” is mostly used.
Coordinating conjunction: Used to connect two independent clauses.
Coordinating conjunction is used where you want to given equal emphasis to two main clauses.
Main Clause + , + Coordinating Conjunction + Main Clause
For Example: I went to the bank, and I checked my account balance.
Here and is coordinating conjunction.
|Coordinating conjunction (FAN BOYS)|
Short cut to remember Coordinating conjunction: FAN BOYS
Subordinating conjunction: Used to join clauses in which one is dependent on the other.
Subordinating conjunction define main clause important than subordinating clause.
Main Clause + , + Subordinate Clause.
Subordinate Clause + , + Main Clause.
For example: Since you are old, you can not run marathon.
Conjunctions with short trick and example:
Here is the list of Conjunctions commonly used in English with example and how to use them.
FOR: for means reason, Use FOR conjunction after comma(,)
Example: Math is hard to me, for i intend to learn it
AND: and means another , in addition to something
Example: Daman is excellent joker, and people love watching him joke.
Example: Most Indian loves chapati and rice.
Example: I went to the bank, and I checked my account balance.
Example: RAM, shyam and sita planned to meet in evening.
NOR:nor means not,subject and verb reverse after nor
Example: Rakesh is not serious, nor he is funny.
BUT: but shows contrast
Example: Chicken is non-veg but yummy.
Example: his words are controversial but true to some context.
Example: He is lazy but intelligent.
OR: or means a choice You can have one thing or a different thing but not both.
Example: do you like tea or coffee?
Example: I can do shopping or i can go to gym.
YET: yet shows contrast like but
Example: Poeple tried to stop me, yet they have not succeeded.
SO: so gives results
Example: she is beautiful so she will become famous.
Example: we are late so we need to call the cab.
BOTH … AND: Conjunction BOTH is always followed by AND
Example: He is both intelligent and hard working.
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