Rules of Conjunction

A conjunction is a part of speech that connects words, phrases, clauses or sentences.

Example: and, but, white, though, although, lest etc.


Rule #1: “Scarcely” and “Hardly” should be followed by when and not by than,

Scarcely had he started for the dance school, when / than the rain started.
Hardly had she arrived, when she had to leave again.

Rule #2: “No sooner” is followed by than and not by when.

No sooner had I left, than / when the rain started.
No sooner did she arrive, then / than she had to leave.

Rule #3: “Seldom or never” and “Seldom if ever” are both correct, but “seldom or ever” is incorrect.

She seldom or never goes to see movies in a theatre.

Rule #4: “Either-or”, “Neither-nor”, “not only-but also”, “both-and”, “whether-or” etc., should be flowed by the same parts of speech or of the same function.

He neither agreed to my proposal nor to his.
He agreed neither to my proposal nor to his.
Neither he helps his mother by money nor by other means.
He helps his mother neither by money nor by other means.
He helps his mother not only by money but also by other means.

Rule #5: The conjunctions “though

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