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CONJUNCTIONS (Since, Than, Rather than, Till, Until)

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 : Since, Than, Rather than, Till, Until.
SINCE
  From and after the time when:
 
Examples
I have been in love since I saw you.
Many things have changed since I left the job.
I have never seen him since that incidence.
 
Note: Since, when used as a conjunction in this sense, should be preceded by a verb in the present perfect tense, and followed by a verb in the simple past tense.
  Seeing that:
 
Examples
Since you wish it, it shall be done.
Since you will not work, you shall not eat.
Since that is the case, I shall excuse you.
Since he's lost his money, he couldn't go to the restaurant.
THAN
 
'Than' as a Conjunction, follows adjectives and adverbs in the comparative degree:
Examples
Wisdom is better than rubies (are).
I see you often(er) than (I see) him.
I am better acquainted with the country than you are.
I would rather suffer than that you should want.
RATHER THEN
 
It is used for saying that one thing is preferred to another or happens instead of another.
Examples
We want the matter settled sooner rather than later.
Tom chose to quit rather than admit that he'd made a mistake.
TILL
 
'Till' is less formal than 'until' and is used less often in writing.
Examples
Just sit here till I come back.
You will have to wait till tomorrow.
UNTIL
 
'Until' is used for continuing as far as a particular place.
Examples
Jenil was leading the race until the final stage.
Stay on the bus until the big bazaar, then get off and turn left.
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Types of Conjunctions Coordinating Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions Correlative Conjunctions