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Types of Conjunction
There are three kinds of conjunctions serving their own clear purpose however all functions to bring words together.
1) Coordinating Conjunction
Coordinating conjunctions are generally used to connect individual words, phrases, and independent clauses (of equal rank or importance).
List of Coordinating Conjunction
Some of the coordinating conjunctions are like and, or, but, so, nor, for, yet, also, either....or, neither....nor, etc.
Mohan, Seena, and Rohit met in the party at 6 o’clock. (conjunction joining the individual words togethr)
It is a small but attractive place. (conjunction joining individual phrases)
Coordinating conjunction is subdivided into following types:
Adversative coordinating conjunction is used to indicate opposition or contrast between two statements. Some of the adversative coordinating conjunctions are still, but, only, yet, whereas, while, nevertheless, etc.
I am slow, but I am sure about my destination.
I will take rest, only when I get tried.
It was intolerable, still I kept quiet.
b) Disjunctive or Alternative:
Disjunctive or alternative coordinating conjunction is used to indicate choice between two statements. Some of the alternative coordinating conjunctions are or, neither....nor, either....or, else, neither, nor, otherwise, etc....
I must work hard, or I will fail.
Either he is intelligent or he makes us fool.
Neither you, nor I can do this work.
Do hard work, else you will not go ahead of him.
c) Cumulative or Copulative:
Cumulative or copulative coordinating conjunction is used when we need to only add one statement to another. Some of the cumulative coordinating conjunctions are and, both…and, not only…but also, as well as, etc.
I cleaned the room and My friend cooked the food.
He is both intelligent and smart.
I have to go college as well as market.
He not only helped me but also gave some money to me.
Illative coordinating conjunction is used to express an inference in the sentence. Some of the illative coordinating conjunctions are for, so, etc.
I work hard so I will pass the exam.
I must to go school, for I have no option.