We know that language is a system of various interconnected parts. Obviously, its effectivity depends on the art of organization by using appropriate connectors. To make this endeavour more fruitful, I have decided to write this piece of writing, “Explanation of cumulative conjunction.”
Conjunction is one of the vital components of “Part of Speech.” Therefore, Conjunctions have greater role in the formation of strong, effective sentences.
If you want to really improve the vehicle of communication, Then, learning about conjunctions is inevitable.
What is conjunction ?
In the language of grammar, it is a vital or most important “part of speech.”But, in terms of definition, it is a word or may be a phrase. Its role is to join or connect two things.These could be :-
•Two words:- noun, adjectives, adverbs, or verbs.
•Two phrases:- noun phrase, adjective phrase, adverb phrase, or verb phrase.
•Two clauses:- noun clause, adjective clause, adverb clause, or infinitive clause.
• Or any two parts of the sentence.
Types of conjunctions
There are two major types of conjuctions.
1.Coordinating Conjunction &
Further, coordinating conjunction can be classified into four types:-
a. Cumulative conjunction
b. Alternative conjunction
c. Adversative conjunction &
d. Illative conjunction
In this article, you will learn about the cumulative conjunction. As I mentioned earlier that it is a type of coordinating conjunction and used to add extra information but not mere extra information. It adds extra information with certain degree of emphasis.
In simple words, cumulative conjunction is used to add extra information with certain degree of emphasis. In this way, it helps to create a meaningful sentence.
Types of cumulative conjunctions
Cumulative conjunction can be further classified into following types:-
•As well as
•Not only… But also
Among the above mentioned conjunctions, in the previous blog, I have already explained “not only… but also” in a detailed manner. Now I am going to explain remaining cumulative conjunctions.
Generally, “and”is used in the neutral sense to add extra information in the form of attributes, qualities,things,and two actions. There are no specific rules of use of conjunction “And” but there are certain rules about to use of comma before “and” word or conjunction.Here are some examples:-
“And”conjuction is used to join two words, phrases or two independent clauses. Yes, independent clauses. So it creates compound sentence. In such sentences, comma is essential before “And”.
•US and China decided to start negotiations.
•Water and air pollutions are dangerous for human health.
•Himalaya and Andes are folded mountains.
•India, Brazil, and South Africa are planning to boost trade.
•Road, rail, and waterways are major forms of transportation.
In the above examples, you have noticed that the “and”is used to add two words or phrases. But, when we add more than two words, comma is essential before “and”.In case of two words, comma before “and” is not compulsory.
“And” is used to join two independent clauses but with comma. Comma is introduced before “And.”
•Nowadays, the temperature is rising, and the incidents of sunburn are constantly increasing.
•Food security is a major problem in the LDCs, and the incidents of droughts are on the rise in African nations.
In both the sentences, “And” is used to join two independent clauses. Therefore, comma is used to separate both sentences before “and.”
Hope, explanation of cumulative conjunction will help you better to make sense of sentences.
In the next blog, I will explain the remaining cumulative conjunctions such as, too, also, as well, as well as, and both.. and. I hope this information will increase your knowledge treasure. Use of adverbs