Reading Note Making - Revision Notes 1

 CBSE Class 11 English Core

Section C
Grammar Practice 3


Clause is a group of words that includes a subject and a verb, and forms a sentence or part of a sentence.

e.g. They often go to Italybecause they love the food
Main clausesubordinate clause

Simple sentence – only one main clause
Complex – one main clause +one or more than one subordinate clause.
Compound – two or more than two main clauses.

Subordinating conjunction: - A subordination conjunction joins a clause to another on which it depends for its full meaning.

  • After, till, no sooner---- than, when, as soon as, as , since, before, while = time
  • In order that, so that, lest =purpose
  • Where, wherever = place
  • Because, since, that, as, = reason, cause
  • If, whether, unless, on condition that = condition
  • That, = result or consequence
  • Then, as-as = comparison
  • Though, although, even if = supposition, concession

Coordinating conjunction = A coordinating conjunction joins together clauses of equal rank. - And, but, for, or, nor, also, either---or, neither---nor.