Join two independent
statements or two statements
of equal rank
And, both...and, as well
as, no less than, not
The weather was fine and the sea was calm.
She is both intelligent and hardworking.
As well as
He as well as his brother is sincere.
No less than
He is no less bright than his sister.
Not only ...but also
The train was not only late but also fully packed.
But, still, yet, neverthel
ess, whereas, while, on
The jolts were severe but he was safe.
I was angry still/yet I didn’t scold him.
We were very tired; nevertheless, we continued
Wise men prefer virtue whereas fools prefer
I am all right, only I am tired.
You must apologise or you will be dismissed.
We can either walk down or take a bus.
He is neither lazy nor careless.
Hurry up else/otherwise you will be late for the
so , therefore
She will rise in life for she is sincere and
He did not report in time so/therefore he was not
Join two statements one
of which is dependent on
She said that she was confident of her success.
I am afraid that I will not be able to come.
She asked me if I had sufficient woollens for the
They wanted to know whether i could accept the
•We felt thrilled when our team won the match.
•I will give him your message whenever I see
•The gates were locked after the guests had left.
•Celebrations had started before the results were
•Turn of the gas as soon as water starts boiling.
•She has not written to me since she left.
•Father asked me to stay at home till he returned.
•I came across an old friend as I was walking to
•He checked the accounts while I took a cup a
She found her bag where she had left it in the
Wherever he goes, he wins respect
I prefer to live in hilly areas because the climate
there suits me.
Electric supply to his house has been
disconnected as/since the dues were not paid.
He spoke so fast that I could not take down any
He is wearing a woollen coat lest he should catch
You will be confirmed if your job is up to the mark.
You will not be allowed unless you buy a ticket.
He is humble though he is rich.
Although he lost heavily yet he did not lose
I shall not betray my country even if I have
to sacrifice my life.
He is as clever as his brother.
He behaved as if he were angry.
Anu is cleverer than her sister.
No sooner did I begin my work than the
lights went off.
She had hardly recovered from the trauma
when she met with an accident.