10 Example of Conjunction in a Sentence

10 Example of Conjunction in a Sentence

1. Hardly had I reached the (1)/ exhibition where I learned (2)/ about the major robbery. (3)/ No Error (4) (SSC-2017)
1) 1              2) 2                  3) 3              4) 4

 Ans: 2

2. No sooner did the sunrise (1)/ when we resumed the journey (2)/ after having a hasty breakfast. (3)/ No Error (4) (SSC-2017)
1) 1             2) 2                 3) 3                 4) 4
 Ans: 2

3. Unless you don’t obey (1)/ your elders you (2)/ will not succeed in your life. (3)/ No Error (4) (SSC-2017)
1) 1              2) 2                 3) 3             4) 4
 Ans: 1

Explanation:-Do not use ‘Not’ with until/unless.

Unless you obey your elders you will not succeed in your life.

4. _____ you work hard, you cannot succeed.    (SSC-2017)
1) If           2) Till             3) Until           4) Unless

 Ans: 4)

5. _____ the rain stopped, the concert had to be suspended. (SSC-2017)

1) Until           2) Unless              3) Till           4) while
 Ans: Until

Explanation:- In Q. no 4 unless is used and in Q. no 5 until is used. The reason is given below:-

Unless is a conditional word whereas until is used as a reference to time in a sentence.

Unless yesterday, I didn’t know about him. (Incorrect)

Until yesterday, I didn’t know about him. (correct)  

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6. He jumped off the train while it had been running. (SSC-2017)

1) has been running              2) ran
3) was running                     4) No improvement
Ans: 3) was running

7. I didn’t see(A)/ him since(B)/ we met two years ago.(C)/no error (D) (SSC-2016)
Ans: (A) have not seen

Explanation:-

 Rule:- Subject+has/have+V3 +since+subject+V2

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8.

Incorrect: As soon as I entered the office, it starts raining.

Correct: As soon as I entered the office, it started raining.

Correct: It started raining as soon as I entered the office.

9.

Incorrect: Neither Sam is intelligent nor smart.

Correct: Sam is neither intelligent nor smart.

10.

Incorrect: Hardly the sun had risen when we set out.

Correct: The sun had hardly risen when we set out.

Correct: Hardly had the sun risen when we set out.

Explanation:- When a negative word goes at the beginning of a sentence, we use an inverted word order. That means the auxiliary verb goes before the subject.

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