|The following are some of the problems that other students who speak other languages encounter using conjunctions in sentence structure:|
|1. one conjunction for two clauses|
We do not normally use two conjunctions to join two clauses.
- 'Although' she was tired, she went to work. She was tired 'but' she went to work. (NOT Although she was tired but she went to work.)
- 'Because' I liked him, I tried to help him. I liked him, 'so' I tried to help him. (NOT Because I liked him, so I tried to help him.)
- 'As' you know, I work very hard. You know 'that' I work very hard. (NOT As you know, that I work very hard.)
"And" or "or" are exempted in the rule, we can use them together with repeated conjunction. For instance:
- We came back 'because' we ran out of money, 'and because' Ann got ill.
- She didn't write when I was ill, 'or when' I got married.
|2. Relative pronouns are also conjunctions|
Relative pronouns (who, which and that) join clause like conjunctions.
There's the girl 'who' works with my sister.
A relative pronoun is like the subject of the subject that comes after it. So we do not need another subject of object.
- I've got a fried 'who' works in a pub. (NOT...who he works in a pub.)
- The man (that) she married was an old friend of mine. (NOT The man that she married him...)
- She always thanks me for the money 'that' I give her. (NOT...the money that I give her it.)
|3. that, where and when|
'That' is often used instead of which or who(m)
There's the girl 'that' works with my sister.