Use of Conjunctions for Class 4 English
Words like 'and', 'but', 'or', & 'because' are known as conjunctions. They are used to connect words and sentences to indicate relationships. These words help to join two clauses. In this chapter, students will go through the use of conjunctions, their usage, and common errors that occur while forming these.
From this learning concept, students will study:
- Use of Conjunctions with examples.
- Types of conjunction with examples.
- Coordinating conjunctions definition and its usage with examples.
- Subordinating conjunctions examples sentences
All the learning concepts covered for Class 4 have concept maps, illustrations, and examples. Students can check their understanding by solving the two printable because and but or worksheet pdf. These worksheets consist of topic-specific exercises. The answers to these questions are also available in PDF format.
What are Conjunctions?
- Conjunctions joins the sentences or phrases together.
- Words like ‘and’ ‘but’ ‘or’ ‘because’ are conjunctions.
- Without conjunctions, sentences would be very simple. Any sentence without conjunction would be broken short sentences without incomplete meaning in the sentence.
Basic Uses of a Conjunction
Conjunctions are divided into types based on their uses. The types are coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Each type of conjunction is consisting of specific words which are used in a specific situation. Let us take a look at each type of conjunction.
- The word ‘co-ordinate’ means ‘similar words’.
- This type of conjunction is used to join two complete sentences.
- It is also used to join the same parts of speech in the same sentence.
- Coordinating conjunction joins two or more words or phrases that create a series that requires a comma.
- The most common conjunctions are : for, and , nor, but, or, yet, so You can remember spelling like this.
- Conjunctions used with parts of speech
Rohan and Rahul enjoy swimming and dancing on most weekends.
In the example Rohan and Rahul are nouns which are joined by a conjunctions and the verbs ‘swimming’ & ‘dancing’ are connected with a conjunction.
- Conjunctions used with two sentences
Mohit plays baseball and his sister plays basketball.
The two sentences in the above example are connected with a coordinating conjunction.
Conjunctions and its Meaning
Coordinating Conjunctions Word Meaning Example For To give reasons I purchased new books because I love reading. And In order to add information She baked cake and cookies. Nor To add negative information He didn’t join us nor did he inform us. But To show contrast The shop is open but there are no chocolates Or To give another choice You can enjoy with us or stay home. Yet To show contrast I was enjoying in party yet I wanted to go back. So To give result He missed his bus so he was late today.
- These are used to join a subordinated dependent clause to the main clause.
- Common subordinating conjunctions are although, because, if, since, until while
- Ram went swimming is the main clause While another part of the sentence is a subordinate clause
Subordinating Conjunctions Word Meaning Example Although In spite of the fact He came to school, although he felt ill. After Later than that time We can play after studies. Before Earlier than time I had breakfast before leaving. If In the event that If it rains we have to cancel the program. Unless Except on the condition You will not pass unless you study hard. Until Up to the time Don’t touch anything until I come back.
Make sure the sentences or phrases are joined with the correct conjunction to make a meaningful sentence.
- Wilson like fries or burger.
Wilson like fries and burger.
- She was absent yesterday she was ill.
She was absent yesterday because she was ill.