Conjunctions

Conjunctions exercise

June 14, 2014

Conjunctions are words used to join two or more clauses together. Conjunctions not only join clauses together; they also show how ideas expressed by the clauses are related. Test your knowledge of conjunctions with this grammar exercise. Complete the following sentences using an appropriate conjunction. 1. You will not succeed …………………. you work hard. (if […]

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Conjunctions and relative pronouns

June 9, 2014

A conjunction is merely a connecting word. In English, we require just one conjunction to connect two clauses. Conjunctions join together sentences and often make them more compact. For example, the sentence ‘Maya and Swati are good dancers’ is a short way of saying ‘Maya is a good dancer and Swati is a good dancer’. […]

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Conjunctions: some common mistakes

May 29, 2014

In this lesson we will take a look at some common mistakes in the use of conjunctions. Incorrect: As soon as he got the telegram, at once he started. Correct: As soon as he got the telegram, he started. Correct: He got the telegram and started at once. Explanation We need just one conjunction to […]

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As, though and although

May 22, 2014

The conjunctions though and although are usually interchangeable. However, in some cases, only ‘though’ is possible. After some adjectives and adverbs, as and though can be used with similar meanings. See if you can use these conjunctions correctly. 1. Hot ………………….. it was, we decided to go out. a) as b) though c) although d) […]

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Combine using unless

May 11, 2014

Unless means if not. It expresses a condition and its possible consequences. An example is given below. You have to give me the keys of the safe. Otherwise, you will be shot. Unless you give me the keys of the safe, you will be shot. If you do not give me the keys of the […]

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Join with a conjunction

May 6, 2014

Combine the following sentences using an appropriate conjunction. 1. We decided to set out. It was raining. 2. I respect him. He is a brave man. 3. He did not win the first prize. He worked hard. 4. He is not a knave. He is not a fool. 5. He was not there. His brother […]

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Adverb clause exercise

May 2, 2014

Combine each set of simple sentence into one complex sentence containing an adverb clause. Notes A simple sentence contains one main clause. A complex sentence contains one main clause and one or more subordinate clauses. 1. I waited for my friend. I waited till he arrived. 2. He hid somewhere. His pursuers could not find […]

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Join with conjunctions

April 16, 2014

Combine each of the following pairs of sentences into a complex sentence, using the conjunction given in brackets. We will hire a car. We may not get the bus. (If) We will hire a car if we do not get the bus. How will we cope? Dad may lose his job. (If) How will we […]

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Join with a conjunction

March 28, 2014

Combine each of the following pairs of sentences into a complex sentence, using an appropriate conjunction. An example is given below. We shall hire a taxi. We will probably miss the bus. If we miss the bus we shall hire a taxi. Exercise 1. Many members have expressed concerns regarding the viability of the project. […]

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Some conjunctions and their correct use

March 5, 2014

While While is a subordinating conjunction. It is mainly used to indicate time. It can also show contrast. Strike while the iron is hot. Here the conjunction while shows time. More examples are given below. Someone phoned while you were out. While playing football, I sprained by ankle. While can show contrast. While some children […]

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