How to use conjunctions in English

This resource is about to explain the methods to learn English through conjunctions. Many peoples are worried about to speak in English and they feel that it is very difficult to learn and speak English. In this resource, we have given the tips and methods to learn English through conjunctions. This article will be very useful for the Tamil speaking people and those who want to speak in English .

What is a Conjunction in English?

There are eights parts in English language known as Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Pronouns, Prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. In this eight parts, the conjunctions are very impotent in English language which are used to join two different words, phrases and clauses in English. These conjunctions are also very essential to form a very long sentence in English. They are frequently used in Essays, Stories, novels and other places.

How to use Conjunctions in English?

The Conjunctions are mainly used to join two or more clauses in english. They are used in three different ways based on their necessity.

1. Separate single word as a conjunction

The separate single words like and, for, because are used as conjunction to form a english sentence.

2. Joint words as a conjunction

The combinations words like as long as, in order that and provided that are also used as conjunction between two or more clauses.

3. Words in different places as a conjunction

The conjunctions so....that, either....or, not only.....but also and neither...nor are also used in different places to joint the clauses in english.

Types of conjunctions in English language

The english language has four types of conjunctions namely Coordinating Conjunctions, Subordinating Conjunctions, Correlative Conjunctions and Conjunctive Adverbs.

1. Coordinating Conjunctions

The Coordinating Conjunctions are very small and single word which has been used as a conjunction. They are used to join words, phrases and clauses in english language. These conjunctions includes seven words namely FANBOYS (For, And, Nor, But, or, Yet and So only). The examples using these conjunctions are (i) I Love my father and mother. (ii) I like you, but I don't like your brother.

2. Subordinating Conjunctions

These conjunctions are used to join both Independent Clause and Dependent Clauses. English language has so many conjunctions under this category. They are known as after, although, as long as, as soon as, even though, before, if, how, since, than, that, when, where, whether, while, whenever, etc... Some examples using these conjunctions are (i) I will work hard, if I have the chance to work with you (ii) I feel very happy when I am living with you.Conjunction in English

3. Correlative Conjunctions

These conjunctions are used to join two balanced equal clauses. It includes the words
both ... and, so ... as, not ... but, not only ... but also, either ... or, neither ... nor, whether ... or as conjunctions. Examples : (i) Today, it is not only warm but also humid. (ii) Sarma is either playing cricket with his friends or studying.

4. Conjunctive Adverbs

This type of conjunctions are used to join two main clauses. Accordingly, consequently,
finally, furthermore, however, similarly and therefore are the examples of this category. Examples : (i) I wanted to buy a shirt; however, It was too expensive. (ii) Sarmilan was tired. Therefore, he immediately took a nap when he got home.

Tips to use conjunctions in English Language

1. Learn all the possible conjunctions in english language.
2. Use the conjunctions in the appropriate places and avoid unnecessary usage of conjunction.
3. Use exact type of conjunction in the right place.
4. The conjunction must be used to join two words, phrases or clauses only.
5. Take practice by using the conjunctions practically while you speaking of english language.
6. Avoid to use of multiple types of conjunction in same clauses.

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