New Students Offer - Use Code HELLO

Register Now

20 Most Common Errors of Conjunctions

Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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:


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


‘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.


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


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


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


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


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


‘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.


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


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


‘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.

Can I help you?

ramandeep singh

Hey I am Ramandeep Singh. I am determined to help students preparing for RBI, SEBI, NABARD and IBPS exams. Do you want me to help you ?

Join my class here
    Follow me:
Close Menu
Close Menu