Conjunction common errors: important for SSC exams

conjunction common errors

Incorrect: Not only he is intelligent but honest.

Correct: He is not only intelligent but also honest.

Explanation:There are a number of situations which require you to use parallel structure. They are:-

Both X and Y . . .             

Not X but Y

Not only X but also Y . . .

Neither X nor Y . . .

Either X or Y . . .

Note:- X and Y must be in the same grammatical form: both nouns, both pronouns, both infinitive, both gerund or both Clause.

 Ex:– My mother likes cooking and to read.    (incorrect)

My mother likes cooking and reading.   (correct)

 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.

Incorrect: Hardly had he left than his friend came.

Correct: Hardly had he left when his friend came.

Explanation:hardly……….when

 Incorrect: Not only he abused me but also beat me.

Correct: Not only did he abuse me but beat me also.

Explanation:Not only +H.V. +Sub. +…………………….. but also + sub. +verb

 Incorrect:  I can’t go anywhere until the summer holidays will begin.

Correct: I can’t go anywhere until the summer holidays begin.

Explanation:We use present verb forms to refer to the future after until/unless.

Conjunction: Important questions asked in SSC-CGL 2017
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