Rules of Conjunction
Conjunction acts as a joiner and it connects the parts of a sentence.
I watched the movie and then I had my dinner at a restaurant on the last Friday night.
But, and, yet, or, nor, for — the examples of coordinating conjunctions.
• When a coordinating conjunction connects two independent clauses, usually a comma (,) is used, but it is not mandatory for all the time.
Rabi wants to be a player in the school cricket team, but he cannot meet the criteria decided by the committee.
• The comma is correct in using when two independent clauses are joined with a coordinating conjunction.
Example: Vidya spends her vacation reading stories, novels, and writing poetries.
• When a coordinating conjunction connects the elements in a series, then comma (,) is not needed.
Example: I want sugar and milk and bread in the morning.
• A comma (,) is used with ‘but’ when it represents a contrast.
Example: This is a basic rule to write stories, but it is tough to remember.
This type of conjunction is used to join a complete or independent clause with a dependent clause. Here, the dependent clause is placed by relying on the main clause. The subordinating conjunction is placed before the dependent clause.
Example: Since the time management skill is required, the students practice guess papers for each subject.
Here, ‘the time management skill is required’ is a dependent clause and the independent clause is ‘the students practice guess papers for each subject’.
The subordinating conjunction is ‘since’.
Correlative conjunctions refer the pairs of conjunctions that are used in a sentence to connect different words or a group of words. This type of conjunction usually joins the words, not the sentences. It connects the words of equal importance in a sentence.
Example: Both the dress and accessories are expensive at the shopping mall.
Here, ‘both/ and’ are correlative conjunctions. Dress and accessories are equally important elements.
Just as she needs a job so she brushes up her communication skill.
Here, ‘just as / so’ are correlative conjunctions.
It doesn’t matter whether you get a good score or not, put your efforts in the exams.
‘Whether/or’ are correlative conjunctions and it represents two different options.
Some conjunctive adverbs are mentioned below:
As a result, Hence, Finally, However, After all, Indeed, In fact, Instead, Moreover, Nonetheless, etc.