Conjunctions exercise

December 23, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate conjunctions. There may be more than one correct answer for some questions.

1. Shyam heard the weather report ………………. promptly cancelled the trip.

2. New York is a prosperous city ………………. suffers from many symptoms of urban maladies.

3. Mike became addicted to drinking – ………………. that didn’t surprise anybody.

4. …………………. you use your credit cards frequently, you will soon find yourself in deep debt.

5. Everybody ……………….. John was present.

6. You can work hard for this exam ……………… you can fail.

7. ………………….. she was the most popular candidate, she lost the election by a large margin.

8. That is neither what I said …………………. what I meant.

9. Peter thought he would get the job ………………….. his father was on the company’s board of trustees.

10. I don’t know …………………. I should study math or physics.

Answers

1. Shyam heard the weather report and promptly cancelled the trip.

2. New York is a prosperous city and suffers from many symptoms of urban maladies.

3. Mike became addicted to drinking – and that didn’t surprise anybody.

4. If you use your credit cards frequently, you will soon find yourself in deep debt.

5. Everybody but John was present.

6. You can work hard for this exam or you can fail.

7. Though / although she was the most popular candidate, she lost the election by a large margin.

8. That is neither what I said nor what I meant.

9. Peter thought he would get the job for / because his father was on the company’s board of trustees.

10. I don’t know whether I should study math or physics.

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