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December 28, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate conjunction or preposition.

Hints

Conjunctions are used to connect two clauses. Prepositions are used to show the relationship between a noun and another word in the sentence.

1. She went out …………………. it was raining.

a) though

b) in spite of

c) Either could be used here

2. The trains were late ………………… the rain.

a) because

b) because of

c) despite

3. I managed to arrive on time …………………. the train late by an hour.

a) despite

b) in spite of

c) although

4. I enjoyed the film …………………. having a headache.

a) despite

b) in spite of

c) Either could be used here

5. She bought the car …………………… the fact that it was expensive.

a) although

b) because

c) in spite of

6. The dress was good …………….. expensive.

a) though

b) despite

c) Either could be used here

7. John was absent. ……………….., everybody else was present.

a) Although

b) However

c) Either could be used here

8. ……………….. John was absent, everybody else was present.

a) Though

b) However

c) In spite of

9. We managed to do it ……………… we didn’t receive any assistance from them.

a) despite

b) although

c) Either could be used here

10. We managed to do it ………………….. the fact that we didn’t receive any assistance from them.

a) in spite

b) despite

c) although

Answers

1. She went out though it was raining.

2. The trains were late because of the rain.

3. I managed to arrive on time although the train late by an hour.

4. I enjoyed the film despite / in spite of having a headache.

5. She bought the car in spite of the fact that it was expensive.

6. The dress was good though expensive.

7. John was absent. However, everybody else was present.

8. Though John was absent, everybody else was present.

9. We managed to do it although we didn’t receive any assistance from them.

10. We managed to do it despite the fact that we didn’t receive any assistance from them.

 

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