AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE
For example, Though he is poor but he is honest. — Wrong
I trust him since he is honest. Though he is poor yet he is honest. — Correct
(iii) Those denoting effect : that Although she is beautiful but she is gentle.
For example, — Wrong
You lie so often that nobody trusts you. Although she is beautiful yet she is gentle.—Correct
(iv) These denoting purpose : that 5. Even if is followed by but
For example, For example,
Work hard that you may succeed. Even if he is hungry yet he cannot beg. — Wrong
(v) Those denoting condition : as if, if, if not, in case, Even if he is hungry but he cannot beg. — Correct
provided that, unless, whether, etc. 6. That cannot be used to express interrogative or im-
For example, perative expression.
If you come, I will go. For example,
(vi) Those denoting concession : although, though She asked me that what my name was. — Wrong
For example, She asked me what my name was. — Correct
Charles was intelligent though not industrious. She said that to bring a chair. — Wrong
(vii) Those denoting manner : as She said to bring a chair. — Correct
For example, 7. Wheather is followed by or no or not.
I spoke as I liked. For example,
(viii) Those denoting comparison : For example, then + Can you say whether he is ill or not. — Correct
For example, Again,
It is not as bad as you think. I cannot say that she is going to Bombay. — Wrong
Mary is taller than her sister. I cannot say whether she is going to Bombay.
(ix) Those denoting time : after, before, are, since, while, — Correct
till and until. 8. When is used when two actions take place one by
For example, one, if two actions are simultaneous, use while.
I came to Calcutta before you were born. After I had For example,
departed, no one did any work. When I was on the road I saw a girl. — Wrong
Use of Conjunctions While I was on the road I saw a girl. — Correct
1. Not only .... but also is used before those words While I reached there she had gone out. — Wrong
which it stresses. When I reached there she had gone out. — Correct
For example, 9. Lest is followed by should, it is negative do not use
He is not famous in his state but also in his coun- another negative with it.
try. — Wrong For example,
He is famous not only in his state but also in his Work hard lest you may fail. — Wrong
country. — Correct
Work hard lest you should fail. — Correct
2. Neither is followed by nor while either is followed by
Run fast lest you should not miss the train.
Run fast lest you should miss the train. — Correct
She is neither intelligent or laborious. — Wrong
10. No sooner is followed by than, just after no sooner
She is neither intelligent nor labourious. — Correct
we use helping verb.
He is neither good at Physics nor at Chemistry.
No sooner did he go out then she came. — Wrong
No sooner did he go out than she came. — Correct
He is good neither at Physics nor at Chemistry.
No sooner I did reach there than he started.
3. Both is followed by and
No sooner did I reach there than he started.
Both Mohan or Ram goes there. — Wrong
11. Other is followed by than.
Both Mohan and Ram go there. — Correct
He has other work that to do. — Wrong
Both Sohan as well as Prem is good. — Wrong
He has other work than to do. — Correct
Both Sohan and Prem are good. — Correct
12. Until is used for time while unless is used for con-
4. Though and although are followed by yet dition. They are negatives. So do not use any other
For example, negative with them.