Linking words exercise

September 22, 2011pdf

Fill in the blanks with appropriate linking words. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

1. She was ……………………………… unable to attend the meeting.

a) In particular
b) Therefore
c) As well as

2. ……………………………, we are satisfied with your performance.

a) For example
b) In general
c) Incidentally

3. I am not quite sure what time I will arrive, maybe half past eight or a quarter to nine. ………………………. I will be there before nine o’clock.

a) Anyhow
b) In general
c) All right

4. It is a small house and requires a lot of repairs. ……………………………, it is a long way from the center.

a) Nonetheless
b) Moreover
c) On the contrary

5. Everybody had heard of Einstein, …………………………… hardly anyone could understand his theory of relativity.

a) But
b) And
c) Of course

6. He was always popular with women and even got married twice. ………………………….., the women closest to him were invariably unhappy.

a) Certainly
b) All the same
c) Of course

7. It is true that the British did some good in India. ………………………….., colonialism is basically bad.

a) Even so
b) Of course
c) In particular

8. Can you help me in ……………………………?

a) Anyway
b) Any way
c) By the way

9. The car broke down on the way. …………………………., I managed to reach in time.

a) Certainly
b) In spite of this
c) Therefore

10. ‘Interesting movie?’ ‘……………………………., it was a complete waste of time’.

a) However
b) On the contrary
c) Certainly

Answers

1. Therefore

2. In general

3. Anyhow

4. Moreover

5. But

6. All the same

7. Even so

8. Any way

9. In spite of this

10. On the contrary

 

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