Verbal Ability - Conjunctions


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Conjunctions are words that are used to join sentences so that multiple expressions can be portrayed. They are used to join words (puri and halwa), phrases (neither the air, nor the water), and clauses (if he says, then I will do it)

  • For − It is used as an alternative for “due to”.
  • Example − He was arrested for his illegal activities.
  • And − It is used with sentences to add similar thoughts.
  • Example − I have brought a gift for you and I want you to open it now.
  • Neither, Nor − It is used to deny both the options.
  • Example − I like neither fruit nor juice.
  • But − It is used to introduce contradictory thoughts.
  • Example − I like her but I am too shy to say it to her.
  • Either, Or − It is used to select one from two options.
  • Example − You can have either the cake or the ice-cream.
  • Yet − It is used to mention an action that did not take place till a given time.
  • Example − They haven’t called me yet. They hate me, yet I wish them good luck.
  • So − It is used as an alternative of “as a reason” or “hence”.
  • Example − We want to celebrate indoors, so let’s move into the house.
  • If, then − It is used to mention conditions.
  • Example − If I talk to him, he will think I am needy.
  • Both − It is used to include two options.
  • Example − You can buy both the dresses.
  • Not only . . . but also − Does the same job of “both”.
  • Example − Not only do I like his speaking skills, but also his humility.
  • After all − It is used to justify an action.
  • Example − I have to help him. He is my brother, after all.
  • In addition − It is used to add a point to strengthen your argument.
  • Example − I don’t think he is reliable. In addition to that, he doesn’t have a good record.
  • Next − It is used to progress an action.
  • Example − I will look forward to meeting you next.
  • Also − It is used to include more choices.
  • Example − I have invited him and also his brother.
  • Incidentally − It is used to describe an action happening by pleasant chance.
  • Example − Incidentally, he is in town so we can discuss the deal with him.
  • Nonetheless − It is used to describe an action that doesn’t have any effect on the final act.
  • Example − I will be meeting him, nonetheless.
  • As a result − It is used to describe the action “due to”.
  • Example − I resigned as a result of constant interference in my job.
  • Indeed − It is used to add stress on a choice.
  • Example − I indeed wanted to attend your wedding!
  • On the contrary − It is used to mean the opposite of what the statement is.
  • Example − Do you hate sea-food? On the contrary, I love it.
  • Besides − It is used to add more points to support your decision.
  • Example − I can’t eat sweets due to cavities, besides, I don’t like sugary things.
  • In fact − It is used to tell the truth behind a statement.
  • Example − In fact, she left the production house because of her unprofessional behavior.
  • On the other hand − It is used to discuss another topic that is related to the original one but opposite.
  • Example − He would like to go for a bargain, on the other hand, his neighbor isn’t willing to negotiate.
  • Consequently − It is used to express the meaning “as a result”.
  • Example − He was bullied in school. Consequently, he is relocating to another one.
  • In other words − It is used to simplify or present an alternative viewpoint to a statement.
  • Example − He is a Psephologist. In other words, he analyzes voting patterns.
  • Otherwise − It is used to provide an alternative.
  • Example − We have to issue him a warning, otherwise he will keep making the same mistake knowingly.
  • Finally − It is used to conclude a statement or mention the end of a list.
  • Example − And finally, I would need some lemon.
  • Instead − It is used to provide an alternative.
  • Example − Let’s go to Goa instead of Chennai.
  • Still − It is used to mention a continuing action.
  • Example − They still wear turbans.
  • For example − It is used to explain something.
  • Example − Man has made great strides in science, for example, his landing on the moon.
  • Likewise − It is used to club some things together.
  • Example − I have declined the offer, he has done likewise.
  • Furthermore − It is used to proceed a point.
  • Example − I want to furthermore add that this step will help us keep records efficiently.
  • Meanwhile − It is used to talk about something that is happening at the same time.
  • Example − Meanwhile, the people are cheering their team after their victory.
  • Therefore − It is used for the same purpose as “hence”.
  • Example − I like her; therefore, we meet often.
  • Hence − It is used to explain an action.
  • Example − I feel like cooking today; hence, I have come shopping.
  • Moreover − It is used with the same application as “besides”.
  • Example − Moreover, I would like to add that it’s an honor to be here.
  • Thus − It is used to talk about the result of an action.
  • Example − He denied the assistance offered to him, thus starting his decline to poverty.
  • However − It is used as a more polite alternative to “but”.
  • Example − He has arrived late; however, he completed all his assignments.
  • Nevertheless − It is used as a variant of “nonetheless”.
  • Example − I know he has not been performing well but I support him, nevertheless.
  • After − It is used to talk of a later action.
  • Example − I will speak after he is done with his speech.
  • Unless − It is used to mention a condition.
  • Example − I won’t go unless he goes too.
  • Although − It is used to bring an opposite idea into the speech.
  • Example − Although he is sick, he is performing at the event.
  • Until − It is used to fulfil a condition.
  • Example − Ask him to sit quietly until the meeting is over.
  • As − It is used to mention similarity and cause.
  • Example − He thinks of me as his son. He met me as he was in town.
  • In that − It is used to explain or disclose a point.
  • Example − He ran me out, in that he called for a run where there was none.
  • When − It is used to tell the time.
  • Example − I will let you know when I am free.
  • As far as − It is used to give surety.
  • Example − He is an honest man, as far as I know.
  • Lest − It is used the same way as “in case”.
  • Example − We are not related, lest you mistake us for cousins.
  • Whenever − It is used to mention an action happening with another action.
  • Example − I have helped him whenever he has asked for help.
  • As soon as − It is used to describe speed.
  • Example − I came to meet him as soon as I heard of the accident.
  • No matter how − It is used to express no change in an action.
  • Example − He won’t listen to me no matter how many times I tell him.
  • Where − It is used to mention place.
  • Example − I will meet him where it’s less noisy.
  • As if − It is used to compare.
  • Example − He looked pale as if he had seen a ghost.
  • Now that − It is used to mention an action that was waiting for another action to end.
  • Example − Now that we are back from holidays, how about some work?
  • Wherever − It is used to talk about place.
  • Example − My dog follows me wherever I go.
  • Whether − It is used to talk of options.
  • Example − I can’t decide whether to learn swimming or driving.
  • Because − It is used to tell the cause.
  • Example − I like him because he is honest.
  • Provided (that) − It is used to establish a condition.
  • Example − I will listen to him, provided that he doesn’t mention anything illogical.
  • While − It is used to talk of two actions happening at the same time.
  • Example − He visited me while you were taking a shower.
  • Since − It is used to talk about an action that has been continuing from a time in past.
  • Example − He has been sleeping since afternoon.
  • So that − It is used to tell the reason behind doing an action.
  • Example − I went to meet him so that I could congratulate him.
  • In case (that) − It is used to provide an alternative source of solution.
  • Example − You can call me on my mobile, in case I am outdoors.
  • Till − It is used to give a time-frame.
  • Example − I am going to sleep till morning.


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