Conjunctions Exercises for Class 8 CBSE With Answers

A conjunction is a part of speech that is used to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences. Conjunctions are considered to be invariable grammar particles, and they may or may not stand between items they conjoin. Conjunctions are words which join together words, sentences, and part of sentences.

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Conjunctions Exercises for Class 8 CBSE With Answers Pdf

The conjunction is a word (sometimes group of words) which is used to join two or sentences. Let us now see how these conjunctions are used.

AND
1. Mohan and Ravi went to the library.
2. He came in and I went out.

BUT
1. I rang you up yesterday but you were not at home.
2. I tried to stop him but he did not listen to me.

IF
1. Please bring apples for me if you go to market.
2. I will not go to office if it rains tomorrow.

BEFORE
1. Mohan had gone for a walk before I got up.
2. They had completed the project before the deadline.

WHEN
1. We shall go to watch a movie when he comes back from college.
2. I was on my way when I realised I had forgotten the gift.

WHILE
1. She was studying while her brother was playing.
2. The police warned him against using his cell phone while driving.

WHEREAS
1. He is a politician whereas his brother is a poet.
2. Mumbai is a coastal city whereas Delhi is not.

IN CASE/PROVIDED THAT
1. She will prepare tea in case you bring sugar.
2. He will help you to get this iicense provided (that) you give him Rs.50,000/-.

THEREFORE/SO
1. John had missed his bus so he got late.
2. He had a fever therefore he didn’t go to office yesterday.

BECAUSE
1. You will succeed because you are working hard.
2. I was late to school because I was stuck in traffic.

AS
1. Let’s go to bed as it is 11.30 PM.
2. We can’t employ him as he is lazy.
3. I want to succeed in life as my father did.
4. Now write on the paper as I say.

OTHERWISE/ELSE/OR
1. Do not make a noise otherwise I’ll punish you.
2. Work hard else you will not get good marks.
3. Call him or he will be angry.

CONSEQUENTLY
1. He did not work hard consequently he failed.
2. They cannot complete that exercise unless you practise daily.

UNTILL/TILL (time)
1. Wait here till I come back.
2. Do not switch on the T.V. until I complete my homework.

UNLESS (condition)
1. He will not lend you money unless you sign on this agreement.

ALTHOUGH/THOUGH (regardless of the fact that)
1. She didn’t call me although I was at home.
2. He doesn’t help anybody though he is rich.

SINCE
1. We were unable to go since it was raining.
2. I have not met him since he left this colony.

YET/HOWEVER/N EVERTH EN ESS/STILL
1. He is rich yet he doesn’t help others.
2. She was ill however she attended the class.
3. He is here nevertheness I can’t talk to him.
4. I did not invite him stile he came to my hourse.

THAT
1. This is the book that he bought yesterday.
2. I am happy that you are going abroad.

THAN
1. He is taller than his friend.
2. Sohan was wiser than his grandfather.

AFTER
1. We shall go there after you come.
2. He reached the bus stop after the bus had left.

SUPPOSING
1. Supposing he comes how will you talk?
2. Supposing they are dismissed what will they do?

ONLY
1. You may sit here, only if you remain silent.
2. He went to school only to find it to be closed.

AS WELL AS
1. He as well as his brother is a doctor.
2. Rita as well as her mother went there.

SO THAT/SO/IN ORDER TO
1. He is working hard so that he may pass.
2. He saves money so he could buy a good mobile.

AS SOON AS
1. As soon as rain started we came in.
2. They left the office as soon as the boss left.

AS FAR AS
1. As far as I know he is a very wise person.
2. As far as I know we are lost.

AS MUCH AS
1. I love you as much as I love her.
2. Our parents do as much as they can for us.

AS LONG AS
1. You need not worry about anything as long as I am here.
2. The children didn’t make a noise as long as he was in the room.

IN ORDER TO
1. The people rushed there in order to help the victims.
2. We must improve our English in order to get good jobs.

NO LESS THAN
1. I waited for no less than an hour.
2. They spent no less than a fortune on the wedding.

EVEN IF
1. India cannot win this match even if Sachin Tendulkar scores a century.
2. You cannot reach there in time even if you leave early.

WHAT
1. We don’t know what he wants.
2. This is exactly what I expected.

WHERE
1. We are going to Agra where we shall see the Taj Mahal and the Fateh Pur Sikri.
2. He works in Iceland where hot springs are found in abundance.

WHOM
1. This is the boy whom I know very well.
2. The man whom you met in the morning is a scientist.

WHOSE
1. There goes the boy whose father is an MLA.
2. The man whose car is steller, has bought a new car yesterday.

WHICH
1. He asked me which bike I would buy.
2. I don’t know which house he bought last week.

WHEREVER
1. I shall accompany you wherever you go.
2. The dog follows me wherever I go.

WHENEVER
1. Whenever you go to market please inform me.
2. Please turn off the lights whenever you leave the room.

WHOEVER
1. Whoever makes a noise will be punished.
2. She will sell her house to whoever makes the best offer.

WHATEVER
1. You can buy whatever you want.
2. He wrote whatever came to his mind.

Co-relative Conjunctions: Correlative Conjunctions are pairs of joining words that we frequently use to connect two ideas together in a sentence. Look at the following pairs of words.

BOTH ______ AND

  • He is both intelligent and hard working.
  • Mahesh was both punished and fined.

EITHER ______ OR

  • Either Meena or Geeta has won the competition.
  • He would like to take either Pepsi or Coke.

NEITHER ______ NOR

  • Neither he nor his brother took admission in the college.
  • He met neither Ravi nor Mohan.

SO ______ THAT

  • He is so weak that he cannot walk.
  • He is so strong that no one can beat him.

AS ______ AS

  • This book is as interesting as that one.
  • This car is as good as that one.

SO ______ AS

  • She is not so wise as her mother.
  • He is not so tall as his father.

RATHER ______ THAN

  • They would rather starve than beg.
  • She would rather play than read.

WHETHER ______ OR

  • I must win the race whether anybody helps me or not.
  • He won’t care whether you pass or fail.

THE SAME ______ AS

  • This ¡s not the same design as yours.
  • Is this the same watch as Ravi’s?

TOO ______ TO

  • She is too tired to cook food.
  • This news is too good to be true.

NOT ONLY ______ BUT ALSO

  • Exercise is good not only for the body but also for the mind.
  • You are not only diligent but intelligent also.

AS MUCH ______ AS

  • I will help you as much as I can.
  • He ran as much as he could.

NO SOONER ______ THAN

  • No sooner did I reach at home than the train started.
  • No sooner does he see a comedian than he begins to laugh.

HARDLY ______ WHEN

  • I was hardly seated when the movie started.
  • He had hardly got into the bus when it started.

ALTHOUGH/THOUGH ______ YET

  • Although she is poor yet she enjoys her life.
  • Although he is rich yet he is very kind-hearted.

SUCH ______ AS

  • There is no such country in the world as they have mentioned.
  • There is no such thing as ghosts.

A. Combine these sentences using and, but or or. The first one has been done for you.

Question:
1. This task can be done by a student. This task can be done by a teacher.
This task can be done by a teacher or a student.
2. I knocked on their door for a long time. There was no response.
……………………………………………………………….
3. He picked up his bag. He went to school.
……………………………………………………………….
4. She cannot hear. She cannot speak.
……………………………………………………………….
5. We can go for a movie. We can go for a walk.
……………………………………………………………….
Answer:
1. This task can be done by a student. This task can be done by a teacher.
This task can be done bv a teacher or a student.
2. I knocked on their door for a long time. There was no response.
knocked on their door for a long time, but there was no response.
3. He picked up his bag. He went to school.
He picked up his bag and went to school.
4. She cannot hear. She cannot speak.
She can neither hear nor speak.
5. We can go for a movie. We can go for a walk.
We can either go for a movie or a walk.

These two words are used to join two sentences, one of which states a cause while the other states an expected result.
Examples: It was raining. I did not go out.

  • It was raining, so I did not go out. (cause—it was raining; result—I did not go out)
  • I did not go out because it was raining.

If the cause is placed first in a sentence, then we use so and if the result is placed first, we use because to join the two sentences.

B. In the following sentences underline the cause and circle the result.

Question:
1. I needed some milk, so I went to the store nearby.
2. I am fascinated by tigers because they look so grand.
3. We are having a party in school today because it is Founder’s Day.
4. I wanted to get good marks in the test, so I studied very hard.
5. Hina was sick, so she couldn’t come with us.
6. The delegates arrived late because they got caught in a traffic jam.
Answer:

C. With a partner, join each pair using the words specified in the brackets.

1. My train ticket got confirmed this morning. I can go to Lucknow tomorrow. (so)
……………………………………………………………….
2. Asha woke up late. She had to run to school. (because)
……………………………………………………………….
3. Anand had fever. He decided to stay in bed. (since)
……………………………………………………………….
4. There was no electricity. The oven was not working. (as)
……………………………………………………………….
5. The children were at home. It was a Sunday. (for)
……………………………………………………………….
Answer:
1. My train ticket got confirmed this morning. I can go to Lucknow tomorrow, (so)
My train ticket got confirmed this morning, so, I can go to Lucknow tomorrow.
2. Asha woke up late. She had to run to school, (because)
Asha had to run to school because she woke up late.
3. Anand had fever. He decided to stay in bed. (since)
Ananda decided to stay in bed since he had a fever.
4. There was no electricity. The oven was not working, (as)
The oven was not working as there was no electricity.
5. The children were at home. It was a Sunday, (for)
The children were at home for it was a Sunday.

D. Complete these sentences using because or even though.

Question 1.
Rajesh wants to be in the football team ………………………… he does not play well. He wants it ………………………… all his friends are in the team.
Answer:
Rajesh wants to be on the football team even though he does not play well. He wants it because all his friends are in the team.

Question 2.
Vinita drives well ………………………… she got her licence only two months ago. She drives well ………………………… she has had a lot of practice.
Answer:
Vinita drives well even though she got her licence only two months ago. She drives well because she has had a lot of practice.

Question 3.
Gina came to the office early ………………………… she had a headache. She came ………………………… she had lot of pending work.
Answer:
Gina came to the office early even though she had a headache. She came because she had a lot of pending work.

Question 4.
Ram could not come to my birthday party ………………………… he had a swollen foot. He sent me a present ………………………… he couldn’t come.
Answer:
Ram could not come to my birthday party because he had a swollen foot. He sent me a present even though he couldn’t come.

E. Make single sentences from the words given below. You must use till, until, after, before, where or wherever. You may need to add more words. One has been done for you.

1. you sit, anywhere you like
You may sit wherever you like.
2. walk on the beach, the sunset
…………………………………………………………………..
3. my sister reached there first, then I reached
…………………………………………………………………..
4. he played the guitar, his fingers started hurting
…………………………………………………………………..
5. that tall building, I live there
…………………………………………………………………..
6. finish your homework, then you may go out
…………………………………………………………………..
Answer:
1. you sit, anywhere you like
You may sit wherever you like.
2. walk on the beach, the sunset
We can walk on the beach till the sunsets.
3. my sister reached there first, then I reached
I reached there after my sister.
4. he played the guitar, his fingers started hurting
He played the guitar until his fingers started hurting.
5. that tall building, I live there
I live where that tall building is.
6. finish your homework, then you may go out
You must finish your work before you go out.

F. Complete these sentences in your own words.

Question 1.
If you hear what I have to say, …………………………
Answer:
If you hear what I have to say, you will have to wait till the guests leave.

Question 2.
Father asked me whether. …………………………
Answer:
Father asked me whether I wanted to become an IAS officer.

Question 3.
Unless you practise hard, …………………………
Answer:
Unless you practise hard, you will not play international cricket.

Question 4.
Uncle Roger will gift me a video game if …………………………
Answer:
Uncle Roger will gift me a video game if I score well in my examination.

Question 5.
Vineet won’t come with us unless …………………………
Answer:
Vineet won’t come with us unless his father allows him.

Question 6.
Unless we have the code number, …………………………
Answer:
Unless we have the code number, we cannot send the parcel.

G. Fill in the blanks in the following sentences using either … or, neither … nor, not only … but also or both … and.

Question 1.
Manoj ……………………….. wrote the script for the play, ……………………….. is he acting in it.
Answer:
Manoj neither wrote the script for the play, nor is he acting in it.

Question 2.
……………………….. should you be an engineer to apply for this job, ……………………….. you should also be creative.
Answer:
Either should you be an engineer to apply for this job, or you should be creative.

Question 3.
……………………….. I ……………………….. my father could open the door.
Answer:
Neither I nor my father could open the door.

Question 4.
He ……………………….. took my pen without my permission ……………………….. he ……………………….. broke it.
Answer:
He not only took my pen without my permission but he also broke it.

Question 5.
……………………….. apples ……………………….. spinach are good for health.
Answer:
Both apples and spinach are good for health.