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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Conjunctional Idioms

Conjunction is a word used in sentences a part of speech to joint two sentences. In simple, conjunction used to adjoin two simple sentences. There are single words conjunctions such as AND, AFTER, BUT, BECAUSE, BEFORE, FOR, IF, IT, LEST, OR, TILL, THAT, SINCE, STILL, UNLESS, UNTIL, WHETHER, WHEN, WHILE, they are used to connect two simple sentences, AND is the one conjunction which adjoins two words like nouns or two pronouns.

Now we see two or more words conjunctions that are called conjunction idioms and conjunction duos.


Conjunctional sets are two words their duty in a sentence as a part of speech is to adjoin two simple sentences. Important conjunctional duos are as follows:

Now we will see each of these conjunctional duos with examples one by one:

1. EITHER…OR: This is a conjunction duo used in sentences to introduce two options or choices, sometimes used to denote more than two alternatives too. This duo is opposite and gives positive meaning of the pair neither…nor.
To introduce two choices in a sentence:
i. You should try EITHER engineering OR medical subject.
ii. Aamir can act EITHER Maniratnam’s movie OR Karan Johan’s movie in the next six months using his call-sheets.
To introduce more than two alternatives:
i. They can select EITHER one silk saree OR a polyester saree OR a woolen saree for the bridegroom.

2. BOTH…AND: This duo can be used in sentences to adjoin two adjectives or two adverbs or two nouns.
To affix two adjectives:
i. Barbarians are BOTH cruel AND also uncivilized.
ii. Mahatma was BOTH disciplined AND punctual in all of his daily activities.
To adjoin two adverbs:
i. Varalakshmi walks BOTH slowly AND tiredly.
ii. Sasi lives BOTH honestly and courageously.
To connect two nouns:
i. BOTH Krishna AND Prabha are husband and wife.
ii. BOTH Rajini AND Kamal are superstars of India.

3. NEITHER…NOR: This conjunction duo is used to introduce two choices in a sentence to denote that they both are not true or happened actually. This duo is opposite and gives negative meaning of the pair either…or.
i. Joseph is NEITHER clever NOR a fool.
ii. Sharukh likes NEITHER tea NOR coffee.
We can use NEITHER in the negative meaning before verbs, pronouns, and adjectives.

4. NO SOONER…THAN: This conjunctional duo is used to denote an incident happens at once another action happens.
i. NO SOONER the police came, THAN the local rowdies ran out of the road.
ii. NO SOONER Rajini appears on the screen, THAN fans claps and whistles in the theater.

5. THOUGH…YET: This conjunctional duo is used to denote the meaning of “even though” in a sentence. The sentence probably starts always with “THOUGH”.
i. THOUGH he is a poor student, YET he tried hard and win the IAS examination.
ii. THOUGH I do not like his partnership, YET I joined him in my company only because of my father’s compulsion.

6. WHETHER…OR: This conjunctional pair is used to denote a condition of selection between “okay for anything” or “denial for anything” in a sentence. This is a condition of range between yes for one thing and no for another.
i. I must decide my college studies WHETHER to continue OR to stop it due to my family bad economical condition.
ii. My lover asked me WHETHER she should marry me OR to marry his uncle’s son, and I shocked of her question.
iii. My mother asked me WHETHER you need tea OR coffee.

Next lesson is the continuation of this lesson that is CONJUNCTIONAL IDIOMS. Okay

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