Sentence synthesis exercise

April 21, 2011pdf

Join the following pairs of sentences using a conjunction.

1.       You must follow my instructions. You must resign.

2.       John couldn’t have done this. Sam couldn’t have done this.

3.       The burglars looted the shop. They set fire to it.

4.       He is hurt. He wants to play.

5.       He was very weak. He could barely stand.

6.       Give me the keys of the safe. You will be shot.

7.       He would not eat. He would not allow us to eat.

8.       The situation is not very difficult. People think that it is very difficult.

9.       The officer was very inefficient. He had to be sacked.

10.   The task is very difficult. You can’t do it alone.

Answers

1.       You must either follow my instructions or resign.

2.    Neither John nor Sam could have done this.

3.       The burglars not only looted the shop but also set fire to it.

4.       Though he is hurt he wants to play.

5.       He was very weak that he could barely stand.

6.       Unless you give me the keys of the safe, you will be shot.

7.       He would neither eat nor allow us to eat.

8.       The situation is not so difficult as people think.

9.       The officer was so inefficient that he had to be sacked.

10.   The task is so difficult that you can’t do it alone.

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