CONJUNCTION / INTERJECTIONS

  • A Conjunction is a word which merely joins together sentences, and sometimes words. Conjunctions join together sentences and often make them more compact
  • Some Conjunction are used in pairs
  • Either-or — Either take it or leave it.
  • Neither-nor — It is neither useful nor ornamental.
  • Both-and — We both love and honour him
  • Though-yet (rare in current English) — Though he is suffering much pain, yet he does not complain.
  • Whether-or — I do not care whether you go or stay.
  • Not only-But also — Not only he is foolish, but also obstinate.

Point out the Conjunctions in the following sentences

QuestionAnswer
You will not succeed unless you work harder.unless
We arrived after you had goneafter
I waited till the train arrived.till
Bread and milk is wholesome food.and
You will get the prize if you deserve it-if

Distinguish as Adverb, Preposition, or Conjunction, each of the italicized words in the following sentences

QuestionAnswer
He came before me.Preposition
He came two hours before.Adverb
He came before I left.Conjuction
Have you ever seen him since?Adverb
I have not seen him since Monday.Preposition

THE INTERJECTION

  • An Interjection is a word which expresses some sudden feeling or emotion.
  • Hello! What are you doing there?
  • Alas! He is dead.
  • Hurrah! We have won the game.
  • Ah! Have they gone?
  • Oh! I got such a fright.
  • Hush! Don’t make a noise.
  • Such words as Hello! Alas! Hurrah! Ah! etc. are called Interjections
  • They are used to express some sudden feeling or emotion. It will be noticed that they are not grammatically related to the other words in a sentence.
  • Hurrah! Huzza!
  • alas!
  • ha! What! bravo! Ah me! For shame! Well done! Good gracious!