Correct Use Of Some Conjunctions

We will learn about the correct use of some common conjunctions in this lesson.

As

As is a conjunction. We use it before a clause, and before an expression beginning with a preposition.

  • He did as he was told.
  • He fought as a tiger does.
  • Nobody knows her as I do.
  • In 1939, as in 1914, everybody seemed to want war.

In informal English like is often used as a conjunction instead of as. This is very common in American English. It is not generally considered correct in a formal style.

  • Nobody knows her like I do.

As in the sense of though

  • Though he was young, he fought valiantly.
  • Young as he was, he fought valiantly.
  • Though the elephant was strong, it could not face the swift leopard.
  • Strong as the elephant was, it could not face the swift leopard.

So as

This structure is used to talk about purpose.

  • We went early so as to get a good seat.
  • He climbed up a tree so as to get a good view of the procession.

Such as

We use such as with a noun to introduce examples.

  • My doctor told me to avoid fatty foods such as bacon or hamburgers.
  • I have bought many fireworks such as rockets.
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