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CONJUNCTIONS (As, If, As if, If only, As long as)

Make relationship between two clauses / sentences

As If As if If only As long as
Either Even Even if Even so Even though
How However In case In order that In spite of
Since Than Rather than Till Until
That Now that Though Although As though
So Because Before After Except
Only Once Otherwise Neither Unless
What Where When Whenever Whereas
While Without Wherever Whether
  USES OF : As, If, As if, If only, As long as.
AS
 
'As' used for saying that something happens at the same time as something else
Examples
As I came she was leaving.
As we were sitting down to dinner, the phone rang.
IF
On the condition or supposition that:
 
Examples
If she is there, I shall see her.
If that is so, I am satisfied.
Admitting that:
 
Examples
If I am harsh, I am at least honest.
If I am poor, but I am honest.
Whether:
 
Examples
I asked him whether (if) s/he would help us.
I wonder whether (if) s/he will arrive.
Whenever:
 
Examples
If I have any doubt, I shall inquire.
If they were older, they could go to the party.
To express wish or surprise:
 
Examples
If I only knew!
If I could do that.
AS IF
 
It is used for emphasizing that something is not true or is not important.
Examples
Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank.
Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you're sure to be right.
IF ONLY
 
It is used for saying that when something good happens, it may be for a limited purpose or time etc.
Examples
I wish she'd come round and see us sometime, if only just to say hello.
There's so much more I could do if only I had the time.
AS LONG AS
 
It is used before saying the conditions that will make something else happen or be true.
Examples
My father don't care what job I do as long as I'm happy.
You will pass the test as long as you study hard.
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Types of Conjunctions Coordinating Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions Correlative Conjunctions