Conjunctions or Linkers are very useful in English. It is imperative for an English Learner to have complete knowledge of their usage in a sentence. The candidates can get command over the Conjunctions through constant practice. Below we are providing you some important Conjunctions and their usage along with the definition.
What is a Conjunction ?
A conjunction is a word which joins two or more than two words, phrases, clauses or sentences. Check the following examples -
- Rudra and Kinjal are playing together.
- I gave him money and a piece of advice.
- I waited for him but he didn't come.
- What would you like to have - tea or coffee ?
Note - The bold letters are conjunctions.
Read various Conjunctions and their uses -
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1. As well as - और इसके साथ साथ
John abused me as well as threatened to kill me.
I as well as you am to go.
2. Or else - नहीं तो वरना
Hurry up, or else you will miss the bus.
3. Hence - इस प्रकार , अतः
He was not invited hence he didn't come.
4. Consequently - परिणाम स्वरुप, फलतः
They didn't work hard, consequently they have failed.
5. either --- or - या तो यह या वोह
He is either a thief or a murderer.
6. neither ------ nor - ना तो यह ना वोह
Neither I nor you shall go there.
7. Both ---- and - दोनों ही
He is both intelligent and honest.
8. So ------- that - इतना ------- कि
He is so weak that he can't walk.
9. too -------- to - इतना ------- कि
He is too weak to walk.
Note - too is never followed by any negative word like not, no etc.
10. So that / In order that - ताकि
We work hard so that we may succeed.
11. Although -------- yet - यद्यपि फिर भी
Although he worked hard, yet he failed.
12. So -------- as - इतना ------- कि
He is not so foolish as he appears to be.
13. as --------- as - इतना ------ जितना
He is as clever as you.
Note - It is good to use so --- as in the negative constructions whereas as ------- in affirmative sentences.
14. Whether ----- or - चाहो ना चाहो
I will come whether you like or not.
15. As ---- so - जैसा ----- वैसा
As you sow so shall you reap.
16. No sooner --------- than - ज्योंही ----- वैसे ही
No sooner had I reached the station than the train moved.
Note - In this construction, we use inversion ( change of the natural order ).
17. Hardly/ Scarcely --------- when - मुश्किल से ही
Hardly had he reached the school, the bell rang.
Note - In this construction, we also use inversion.
18. Not only --------- but also - ना सिर्फ यह बल्कि वह भी
He is not only intelligent but honest also.
19. Till or Until - जब तक या जब तक नहीं
Wait here till I come.
He didn't go until I told him to go.
20. Provided - बशर्ते
He will believe you provided you speak the truth.
21. As if - मानों कि
He behaves as if he were a king.
22. Though - यद्यपि
Though he is poor, he is honest.
23. However - चाहे कितनी भी
He will not pass however hard work he may do.
24. Nevertheless - फिर भी
He was not invited to the marriage, nevertheless he came.
25. As far as - जहाँ तक
As far as he is concerned, he will not go.
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