Linking expressions exercise

March 31, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate linking expressions.

1. My parents lived in our ancestral village for a long time. ………………… they moved into this town.

a) after

b) later

c) latter

2. ‘Accept this job for the time being. You can quit when you get a better job.’ ‘ …………….. is an excellent idea.’

a) that

b) still

c) this

3. It was dark. The night had grown colder. …………………… the last bus had left.

a) in addition to

b) moreover

c) still

4. We filled in the application form and gave it to the clerk. ……………….. we paid the fee.

a) after

b) afterwards

c) after that

5. I am not going to Bombay. ……………….. I am going to Kashmir.

a) instead

b) instead of

c) in the place of

6. The cost of petrol has gone up. …………………. there has been a rise in prices.

a) consequently

b) yet

c) still

7. Rituals cannot be dismissed as totally unnecessary. ………………….. they form an integral part of any culture.

a) In fact

b) Moreover

c) Therefore

8. Have you brought your hall ticket? …………………., wait for some time.

a) If not

b) If so

c) However

9. I spent a week in Singapore. …………….. , I met your friend Mohan at a cinema.

a) By the way

b) Incidentally

c) Either could be used here

Answers

1. My parents lived in our ancestral village for a long time. Later they moved into this town.

2. ‘Accept this job for the time being. You can quit when you get a better job.’ ‘That is an excellent idea.’

3. It was dark. The night had grown colder. Moreover the last bus had left.

4. We filled in the application form and gave it to the clerk. Afterwards / after that we paid the fee.

5. I am not going to Bombay. Instead I am going to Kashmir.

6. The cost of petrol has gone up. Consequently there has been a rise in prices.

7. Rituals cannot be dismissed as totally unnecessary. In fact they form an integral part of any culture.

8. Have you brought your hall ticket? If not, wait for some time.

9. I spent a week in Singapore. By the way / incidentally, I met your friend Mohan at the cinema.

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