The image below shows some more examples of conjunctions.
Putting a coma after the use of Coordinating Conjunctions is not necessary but it should be used when two or more things or people are being talked about.
Some more examples of the coordinating conjunctions are shown in the image below.
|Linking Individual Words||Linking Phrases||Linking Clauses|
|Pallavi, Surbhi and Tina decided to meet at the ground.||The head or his junior from Egypt will inform you the deadline of the report.||You must try hard or you won’t clear the test.|
|It is a small but a very neat room.||Her assistance or manager would answer the call.||They went to the museum and had amazing day.|
|John and George were up all night practicing guitar.||I wanted to go to the beach or for a long walk.||I liked the new phone but could not afford to buy it.|
2. Subordinating Conjunctions:
The words which help in linking two groups of words by making them into one clause are called Subordinating Conjunctions. These conjunctions basically join a subordinate clause and a main clause.
The table below shows some more examples of Subordinating Clauses.
|although||In order that||unless|
|Even if||So that||where|
Following are some examples of Subordinating Conjunctions.
The table below shows some more examples of Correlative Conjunctions.
|not only…but also||as much…as|
Correlative conjunctions have been further exemplified through the below table.
|Either…or||You either do your work or prepare for a trip to the office.|
|not only…but also||Not only is he handsome, but he is also brilliant.|
|neither…nor||Neither the basketball team nor the football team is doing well.|
|both…and||Both the cross country team and the swimming team are doing well.|
|whether…or||Whether you stay or go is your decision.|
|just as…so||Just as many Americans love football, so many Canadians love ice hockey.|
|Sl.No||Conjuctions of Time||Conjuctions of Order||Conjuctions of
Cause and effect
|8.||at the same time|
|Ex:||Finish the Project
while you have time.
|Leila doesn’t need anew bag
and secondly, she doesn’t want one.
|I bought the book
because I need it.
Rule 2: For comparing two or more things in sentence conjunctions ‘as-as’ and ‘so-as’ is used. In negative sentences, conjunction ‘so…as’ is used where as in affirmative sentences and negative sentences conjunction ‘as…as’ can be used.
Rule 3: In a sentence when ‘although’ or ‘though’ is used it should be followed by a coma (,) or a yet.
Rule 4: While writing, correct pair of words, like no sooner….than, hardly…. when, or before, scarcely.. when or before, barely…. when or before, should be used always.
Do not use negative words like no, never, not with hardly, scarcely and barely because these are also negative words.
Rule 5: When using lest in a sentence, always remember that should or first form of verb should come after it.
Rule 6: Unless and until are negative terms and are time oriented and action oriented respectively. Since these words are negatives so do not use words like no, never, not with these words.
Rule 7: While using doubt and doubtful in negative sentences, it is followed by if and whether. Where as in interrogative sentences, that is preceded by doubt or doubtful.
Rule 8: The correct pairing is ‘not only…but also’. Words being used other than these are wrong pair of words.
Rule 9: “And” is always preceded by between in order to frame the sentence, in the same manner “To” is always followed by from, when used in a sentence.
Rule 10: In a sentence when more than two things or persons are used, ‘none of’ is used. ‘Neither of’ means ‘none of the two’ in other sense.
When more than two persons or things are used, ‘one of’ is used. ‘Either of’ means ‘one of the two’ in other words.
Rule 11: While writing, people generally tend to use the phrase ‘seldom or ever’ which is a wrong phrase. Use the correct phrase which is ‘seldom or never’.
Rule 12: While using rather or other in a sentence, conjunction ‘than’ should be placed after them.
Rules for using comas in coordinating conjunctions:
1. When a coordinating conjunction links two independent clauses, put a coma before the coordinating conjunction.
2. When a coordinating conjunction links two items, no need to use a coma in those cases.
3. The use of coma is optional when a coordinating conjunction is used with a list of items i.e. three or more numbers.
The image below shows some more rules regarding conjunctions.
|Rule 1: Subordinate Conjunctions||If, when, because, although and all the same words.||Because I like teaching, I am considering a teaching career.|
|Rule 2: Coordinate Cconjunctions||For, although, nor, but, or, yet, so||I suggested movie, but everyone else wanted a disco night.|
|Rule 3: Interrupters||Who and which||Tina who joined the team just now, will be the captain next year.|