What are Conjunctions?

Conjunctions are words that join – two sentences, or, two words.

Examples of conjunctions – ‘joining two sentences‘ are – .

  • Sentence 1 .         –  Mohit is an engineer.
  • Sentence 2 .        –  His brother is an architect.
  • Final sentence .  –  Mohit is an engineer and his brother is an architect.  Next example – .

  • Sentence 1 .       –  I want to go.
  • Sentence 2 .       –  I don’t have a car.
  • Final sentence .–  I want to go but I don’t have a car.

Examples of conjunctions that join – ‘two words‘ are – .

  • Sheetal and Mohit are partners.
  • Amit and Tony will share this cab.
  • These people are packers and movers.

What are the different types of Conjunctions?

There are three different types of conjunctions – .

1. Single word Conjunctions . like – .

And,   or,   but,   yet,   still,   so,   etc.

Examples .

  • I want to go there today, but I can’t.
  • Please send me an email or a message.
  • They called me, so I came.

2. Compound Conjunctions . like – .

Even if,   so that,    provided that,    as well as,   as soon as ,   as if,   etc.


  • They are working hard so that they can complete this project in time.
  • You can leave now provided that you come early tomorrow.
  • I will call you as soon as I reach.

3. Conjunctions used in pairs . like – .

Either – or,    neither – nor ,    both – and,    whether – or,    not only – but also,    etc.

Examples – .

  • Either apologise for your mistake or suffer the consequences.
  • The manager is calling both you and him.
  • I am neither for it, nor against it.

Conjunctions are also divided into two more classes – .

Coordinating Conjunctions . &   Subordinating Conjunctions .

Coordinating Conjunctions are the conjunctions that join two statements – where, both the statements are equally important, and are – ‘independent of each other‘.


  • I went to the store, but it was closed.
  • We dropped them at the station and we came home.

More examples of coordinating conjunctions are .

But,   And,   Or,   Neither – nor,   Either – or,   etc.

Subordinating conjunctions are those conjunctions that join two statements – where, one statement is more important than the other – and is – ‘dependent on the other‘.

Examples .

  • I said that because I was angry.
  • I went to the stadium where I played my first match.

More examples of subordinating conjunctions are .

Because,   Where,   After,   Once,   Till,   Although,   Before,   Unless,   etc.