Notes On Conjunctions - Introduction - CBSE Class 8 English Grammar

A conjunction is a word used to add two words, phrases or clauses.

Words: pen and book.
Phrases: over the river and through the woods.
Clauses: James went to the market, and he bought some vegetables.


1.They are used to avoid making the text seem like bullet points and to make the text flow.

E.g. Sundeep saw an old man on the road. He decided to help him. He gave some money to him.

Sundeep saw an old man on the road and decided to help him, so he gave some money to him.

Here ‘and’ and ‘so’ are conjunctions which are used to join the sentences and show the relation between them.

There are three main categories of conjunctions:

1.coordinating conjunction: (for, and, nor, but, or, yet)

2.Subordinating conjunction: Although, As, Before, Once,Though, Until, Whether, etc.

3.correlative conjunction: not only...but also, either....or, neither....... nor.

Summary

A conjunction is a word used to add two words, phrases or clauses.

Words: pen and book.
Phrases: over the river and through the woods.
Clauses: James went to the market, and he bought some vegetables.


1.They are used to avoid making the text seem like bullet points and to make the text flow.

E.g. Sundeep saw an old man on the road. He decided to help him. He gave some money to him.

Sundeep saw an old man on the road and decided to help him, so he gave some money to him.

Here ‘and’ and ‘so’ are conjunctions which are used to join the sentences and show the relation between them.

There are three main categories of conjunctions:

1.coordinating conjunction: (for, and, nor, but, or, yet)

2.Subordinating conjunction: Although, As, Before, Once,Though, Until, Whether, etc.

3.correlative conjunction: not only...but also, either....or, neither....... nor.

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