Join with conjunctions

April 16, 2014pdf

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 cope if dad loses his job?

He gets angry. There may be a minor change in his schedule. (Even if)

He gets angry even if there is a minor change in his schedule.

We will buy the car. You have to lower the price. (Provided)

We will buy the car provided that you lower the price.

Exercise

1. He was tired. He completed the work.

2. He may try hard. He will not succeed.

3. He talked about the Prime Minister. He gave the impression that he had known him for years.

4. Some people speak in a certain manner. They create the impression that they know everything.

5. You may or may not like it. We are going ahead with the plan.

6. Imagine you win a lottery. What will you do with the money?

7. You should give the respect due to others. Only then you will get respect.

Answers

1. Although he was tired, he completed the work.

2. However hard he may try, he will not succeed.

3. He talked about the Prime Minister as if he had known him for years.

4. Some people speak as if they knew everything.

5. Whether or not you like it, we are going ahead with the plan.

6. Supposing you won a lottery, what would you do with the money?

7. Unless you give the respect due to others, you will not get respect.

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