Correct use of Conjuction

1. Incorrect:- Although he is rich but he is miserly.
Correct:- Although he is rich ye he is miserly.

2. Incorrect:- She had scarcely left the college then her friend came.
Correct:- She had scarcely left the college when her friend came.

3. Incorrect:- Hardly she had left the college then her friend came.
Correct:- Hardly she had left the college when her friend came.

4. Incorrect:- No sooner he reached the station when the train left.
Correct:- No sooner did he reach the station than the train left.

5. Incorrect:- Walk carefully lest you may fall.
Correct:- Walk carefully lest you should fall.

Note:- (I) ‘Though ’ and ‘Although’ are followed by ‘yet’ and not by ’ but’. (II) ‘Scarcely’ and ‘hardly’ are followed by ‘when’ and not by ‘then’. (III) Lest is followed by should. (IV) No sooner is followed by than.

6. Incorrect:- You should do like your father tells you to do.
Correct:- You should do as your father tells you to do.

Note:- The preposition ‘like’ should not be used in place of the Conjunction ‘as’.

7. Incorrect:- Unless you do not work hard, you cannot succeed.
Correct:- Until you work hard, you cannot succeed. 8. Incorrect:- Until you do not mend your ways, you cannot succeed.
Correct:- Until you don not mend your ways, you cannot succeed. 9. Incorrect:- wail here till I do not return.
Correct:- Wail here till I return.

Note:- Unless, until and till are not followed by ‘not’ because they already express a negative sense.

10. Incorrect:- She bought neither her books or her notes.
Correct:- She bought neither her books nor her notes.

11. Incorrect:- Because he is honest, therefore he is liked by all.
Correct:- Because he is honest, he is liked by all.

Note:- ‘Because’ is not followed by ‘therefore’ .

12. Incorrect:- If she is intelligent, then she will solve this problem.
Correct:- If she is intelligent, she will solve this problem.

Note:- ‘If’ is not followed by ‘then’.

13. Incorrect:- While the cat will be away the mice will play.
Correct:- While the cat away, the mice will play.

14. Incorrect:- I shall wait until she will comes.
Correct:- I shall wait until she will come.

15. Incorrect:- Before you are appointed, you shall sign a bond.
Correct:- Before you are appointed, you shall sign a bond.

Note:- while, until, before used in subordinate clauses with reference to some future event do not require a future tense., even if the principal clauses is in the future.