Conjunctions in English are words used to join sentences, phrases or clauses.
Conjunctions that join words or phrases
- I need a pen and a pencil.
- I need a pen or a pencil.
- I need not a pen but a pencil.
- I need a pen as well as a pencil of good quality.
Subordinating conjunctions are used to connect clauses which are not of equal rank. One clause depends on the other for completing its meaning.
Subordinating Conjunctions in English denote time, place, reason, effect, purpose, manner, condition, comparison, opposition and contrast. In this post, we will only discuss Contrast Conjunctions.
Contrast conjunctions are used to connect clauses which are not of equal rank and are considered to be different.
Some examples of contrast conjunctions include on the other hand, but, however, instead, in contrast, on the contrary.
- Though (Although) she was ill, she did his duties.
- Though he is poor, he is honest.
- Bishal finished first though he began late.
- Although it was cold, the man did not light a fire.
- Although it was hard, he did it.
- Rich as he is, he is not happy.
- The boy will never succeed, however hard he works.
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