WRONG USAGE OF CONJUNCTIONS IELTS EXAM

WRONG USAGE OF CONJUNCTIONS IELTS EXAM

  1. Two Conjunctions should not be used in the same sentence.

Example

 

 

Incorrect- Although she was tired, but she still went on working.

Correct- Although she was tired, she still went on working.

 

  1. ‘Both’ should be followed by ‘and’. It should be used in the positive sense. In the negative sense, ‘neither’….’nor’, should be used in place of ‘both’.

Example

Incorrect- Both Ravi as well as Raja were present there.

Correct- Both Ravi and Raja were present there.

 

  1. ‘Either … or’, ‘neither …. ‘nor’, ‘both and’, ‘not only but also’ should be followed by the same parts of speech.

Example

Incorrect- He not only lost his ticket, but also his luggage.

Correct- He lost not only his ticket but also his luggage.

 

  1. ‘Neither’ should be followed, by ‘nor’, ‘either’ should be followed by ‘or’. Both these should not be confused.

Example

Incorrect- He washed neither his hands or his face.

Correct- He washed neither his hands nor his face.

 

  1. ‘No sooner’ should be followed by ‘than’, not by ‘but’ or ‘then’.

Example

Incorrect- No sooner do I finish this book then I shall begin another.

Correct- No sooner do I finish the book, than I shall begin another.



 

 

 

  1. 6. ‘Hardly’ and ‘scarcely’ should be followed by ‘when’ or ‘before’, but not by ‘than’ or ‘that’.

Example

Incorrect- Hardly did I reach the station, than the train left it.

Correct- Hardly did I reach the station when the train left it.

 

  1. 7. ‘That’ should not be used before a sentence in Direct Speech and before Interrogative Adverbs and Pronouns in the Indirect Speech.

Example

  1. Incorrect- He said that, “I shall go there.”

 Correct- He said, “I shall go there”.

  1. Incorrect- He asked me that who I was.

 Correct- He asked me who I was.

Practice Spotting Errors Questions – Based on Conjunctions below:

WRONG USAGE OF PRONOUNS IELTS EXAM

WRONG USAGE OF PREPOSITION IELTS EXAM

WRONG USAGE OF ADVERBS IELTS EXAM

WRONG USAGE OF ADJECTIVES IELTS EXAM

WRONG USAGE OF VERBS IELTS EXAM

WRONG USAGE OF PARTICIPLES AND INFINITIVES IELTS EXAM

WRONG USAGE OF CONJUNCTIONS IELTS EXAM

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