Grammar exercise: conjunctions and transitional adverbs

December 7, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate conjunctions.

1. She was late …………………. we went without her.

a) as

b) so

c) thus

2. …………………… I fired at the tiger, he shook my arm.

a) As

b) Because

c) Until

3. I am glad …………………… tomorrow is a holiday.

a) so

b) though

c) because

4. He was angry ……………………. I said nothing.

a) therefore

b) so

c) hence

5. Vegetables are essential for good health; …………………… you must include them in your diet.

a) therefore

b) since

c) as

6. ………………… you lose your job, what will you do?

a) If

b) Supposing

c) Supposing if

d) Either if or supposing

7. He must be punished …………………… he does not try.

a) until

b) so long as

c) Either could be used here

8. He is intelligent …………………….. he gets good marks.

a) because

b) so

c) Either could be used here

9. …………………. he was late he missed the train.

a) So

b) Because

c) Therefore

10. There was a big argument about ………………. we should sell our new house.

a) if

b) whether

c) Either could be used here

Answers

1. She was late so we went without her.

2. As I fired at the tiger, he shook my arm.

3. I am glad because tomorrow is a holiday.

4. He was angry so I said nothing. (Therefore and hence are also possible here, but then we have to separate the two clauses with a full stop or semicolon. He was angry; therefore/hence, I said nothing.)

5. Vegetables are essential for good health; therefore, you must include them in your diet.

6. Supposing/if you lose your job, what will you do?

7. He must be punished so long as he does not try.

8. He is intelligent so he gets good marks.

9. Because he was late he missed the train.

10. There was a big argument about whether we should sell our new house. (We cannot use if after a preposition.)

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