20 Most Common Errors of Conjunctions

A Conjunction is a word used for joining-

  • One word to another word 
  • One word to a clause 
  • One sentence to another sentence 

Errors in use of Conjunction:

1.

‘Scarcely’ and ‘hardly’ is followed by ‘when’.
Example: hardly had I slept when the telephone rang.

2· 

‘Though’ is followed by ‘yet’.
Example: Though ram work hard yet he failed.

3· 

‘No sooner’ is followed by ‘than’.
Example: No sooner did he reach there it began to rain.

4· 

‘Not only’ is followed by ‘but also’.
Example: Not only did he help her, but also dropped her home safely.

5· 

‘Lest’ is negative so should not be followed by ‘not’; it is followed by ‘should’.
Example: Work hard lest you should fail.

6.

If ‘would or may’ is used in place of ‘should’, then ‘else’ should be used in place of ‘lest’.
Example: Leave on time, else, you would miss the train.

7. 

‘Both’ is complimented by ‘and’, not by ‘as well as’.
Example: Both Bimal and Kamal are good at English.

8. 

‘So …. As’ is used in negative sentences, whereas ‘as …. As’ is used in affirmative sentences.
Example: He is not so tall as his brother.

9. 

‘Other’ is followed by ‘than’.
Example: He has no other claim than his wealth.

10.

The word ‘reason’ is not followed by ‘because’, but by ‘that’.
Example: The reason why he did not go to the party was that his mother was ill.

11.

‘Because’ denote reason.
‘In order’ that denotes purpose.
Example: He went to the doctor because he was ill.
Another example: He went to Delhi in order that he might see Mr. Bose.

12.

Word such as regard, describe, define, treat, mention, depict, portray are followed by ‘as’.
Example: He was treated as a slave.

13.

'As’ and ‘since’ are also used to express reason.
Example: As he was not there, I spoke to his brother.

14. 

‘Neither’ is followed by ‘nor’ and both are followed by same auxiliary verb.
Example: Neither Ram nor Raghu was seen.

15.

‘Either’ is followed by ‘or’.
Example: Either Rita or Rima will give her book.

16.

‘Unless’, ‘Until’,’’ If not, ‘so that’ should not be followed by ‘not’.
Example: wait here until I come.

17.

‘If’ is used in conditional sense.
‘Whether’ is used in uncertainty.
Example: If he does not return the book, he will not be awarded the certificate.
Another example: I do not know whether he was present.

18.

To express time before use ‘until’ or ‘till’ and to express how long use ‘as long as’.
Example: work as long as you live.

19.

‘Such’ is followed by ‘as’.
Example: He is such a writer, as everybody should read his book.

20.

‘Such’ is followed by ‘that’ if we emphasis degree of something by mentioning the result.
Example: the extant of the disaster was such that the authorities were unable to cope.

20 (A)

'Like’ is followed by pronoun; ‘as’ is followed by a clause.
Example: He look like he brother.

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