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Happy New Year to all of you. Hope this year brings prosperity to all of you. With that note, let’s start this new chapter in this new year with further knowledge on Conjunctions. In our previous chapter, we learnt Conjunctions and their types along with a few correlatives. Today, we will go deep into Conjunctions and see the classes of it and a few other uses. So, let’s begin.
Conjunctions are of two classes - Co-ordinating Conjunctions and Sub-ordinating conjunctions. We have already known the first one. In simple terms, when two clauses of the same rank (i.e. those two clauses can stand individually on their own without being joined by any conjunctions) are added by conjunction words (such as and, or, but), it’s called Co-ordinating conjunctions. See the examples →
- I went to school and she went to college.
- I bought sugar but forgot to buy milk.
- Work on the maths problems or study English.
Note1: Each of the above sentences are joined by a conjunction. However, the clauses in each sentence are independent. Hence, they are of equal rank.
So, we’ve understood the the Co-ordinating Conjunction. Now, let’s move to another class of Conjunctions – Sub-ordinating Conjunctions.
Believe you had a great time with Christmas and now you are all looking forward to the New Year 2012. Wish you in advance a great and prosperous happy new year ahead.
Today, we will learn Conjunction. Though it seems that we have very little to know about Conjunction but believe me, we need to learn Conjunctions as seriously as we have taken other Parts of Speech. So, here we start off…
As the name looks, Conjunctions conjoins (adds) two sentences into one. It also adds two or more words in a sentence. So, the basic function of conjunction is to join two sentences/words and nothing else. This is as simple as that.
What’s the use of conjoining sentences or words when we can use them individually?
The answer is simple – to make sentences less cluttered and look more compact. The shorter the better, isn’t it? Have a look at the sentence below -
I bought a car and he bought a bike yesterday
The above sentence can be broken into two such as →
(I) I bought a car yesterday. (II) He bought a bike yesterday.
Which one looks neat and compact. Of course, the one where we’ve used a conjunction and made the sentence into one.