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Monday, November 9, 2015

WORKSHEET - CONJUNCTIONS


Conjunctions Practice Worksheet
A.  Match the sentence halves to make a complete sentence. Draw lines between the two.
Both Peter
Not only do we want to go
Either Jack will have to work more hours
That story was
Students who do well not only study hard
In the end he had to choose
but we have enough money.
neither true nor realistic.
and I are coming next week.
either his career or his hobby.
but also use their instincts if they do not know the answer.
or we will have to hire somebody new.
B.  Combine the following sentences into one sentence using paired conjunctions (conjunctions that go together).  Choose from the following options:  both ... and; not only ... but also; either ... or; neither ... nor
1.     We could fly. We could go by train.
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2.     She will have to study hard. She will have to concentrate to do well on the exam.
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3.     Jack is not here. Tom is in another city.
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4.     The speaker will not confirm the story. The speaker will not deny the story.
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5.     Pneumonia is a dangerous disease. Small pox is a dangerous illness.
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6.     Fred loves traveling. Jane wants to go around the world.
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7.     It might rain tomorrow. It might snow tomorrow.
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8.     Playing tennis is good for your heart. Jogging is good for your health.
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C.  Below you will find clauses that need a conjunction to create a compound sentence.  Choose the conjunction that makes the most sense in the sentence.
1.     You can come to the meeting ____ you can hear all the information.
a.     So
b.     Because
c.     While
d.     Until
e.     Nevertheless

2.     I’m not leaving _____ I get an apology from you.
a.     So
b.     Because
c.     While
d.     Until
e.     Nevertheless

3.     I came here _____ you could give me an explanation.
a.     So
b.     Because
c.     While
d.     Until
e.     Nevertheless

4.     Bob is very tall _____ Bill is very short.
a.     So
b.     Because
c.     While
d.     Until
e.     Nevertheless

5.     You look frightened _____ there is nothing to be scared of.
a.     So
b.     Because
c.     While
d.     Until
e.     But

6.     I refuse to pay anything _____ you do the work properly.
a.     So
b.     Because
c.     While
d.     Until
e.     But

7.     I’m going shopping for food this evening _____ I am having guests for dinner.
a.     But
b.     While
c.     Until
d.     Because
e.     So

8.     You seem happy _____ you are smiling all the time.
a.     But
b.     While
c.     So
d.     Because
e.     Nevertheless

9.     I don’t mind if you go out for lunch _____ we will take a break at noon.
a.     So
b.     Because
c.     While
d.     Until
e.     Therefore

10.   I don’t think she’s perfect for the job; _____ she’s certainly better qualified than Steve.
a.     Until
b.     Nevertheless
c.     While
d.     So

e.     Therefore

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