C O N J U C T I O N S (EXERCISES+ ANSWERS

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C O N J U C T I O N S (EXERCISES+ ANSWERS

مُساهمة  rafai في الجمعة 30 أبريل 2010 - 10:10

LINKING WORDS EXERCISES = ANSWERS


A. Link the following sentences with these conjunctions:

however but though although


1. She is handicapped. She took part in the marathon.
_____________________________________________________________
2. He smoked, drank, and never took exercise. He lived to be 90.
_____________________________________________________________
3. John
felt sick. He went out to work.

_____________________________________________________________
4. Thousands of pupils are leaving school. There are no jobs for them.
_____________________________________________________________


B. Rewrite the sentences using in spite of + ing.


1. Although she was an account, she never seems to have any money.
In spite of _____________________________________________________
2. Although he lost a lot of blood, he is in a stable condition.
In spite of _____________________________________________________
3. Although she had a bad cough, she was able to sing in the choir.
in spite of _____________________________________________________

Now rewrite these sentences using despite his / her + noun.

4. Although she was successful, she felt dissatisfied.
Despite _______________________________________________________
5. Although Patrick was ill, he still came to meeting.
Despite _______________________________________________________
6. Although he promised that he wouldn’t be late, he didn’t arrive until 9 o’clock
Despite ______________________________________________________

C. Rephrase the following sentences. Begin them with the given words and do not
change their meaning.


1. Despite my warning not to do it, they went on buying useless items.
Though _______________________________________________________
2. Despite being rich, he isn’t very happy.
Even though ___________________________________________________
3. In spite of my problems, I can live with dignity.
Although ______________________________________________________


D. Match the sentences in the most appropriate way and then write two sentences
as one using in order + to-infinitive or so as + to-infinitive.


1. Treeswere planted along the street.
2. We crept up the stairs.
3. I swept the broken glass off the path.
4. We wrote Katie’s name on the calendar.

a. We didn’t want to forget her birthday.
b. This was done to reduce traffic noise.
c. We didn’t want to wake Suzanne.
d. I wanted to prevent an accident.
1. ___________________________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________________________
4. ___________________________________________________________

E. Choose one of these items to complete these sentences. Decide which of theunderlined
parts of the item is correct. If both are possible, write them.



he is / will be ready to take over the job it is / was always in the sun
he can / could film his holiday we can / could hear the door bell
he can / could contact me


1. I gave Sam my address so that ____________________________________
2. Les has bought a video camera so that ______________________________
3. We’ve planted the bush in the middle of the garden so that ______________
4. We had to turn down the television so that ___________________________
5. He is going to have a period of training so that ________________________


F. Rewrite these sentences expressing purpose.


1. He left home very early in the morning so that he could get to the airport in time for the
flight.

So as_______________________________________________________
2. That actress has a team of personal bodyguards to protect her.
That actress has a team of personal bodyguards so that ________________
3. I ran to catch the bus so that I wouldn’t be late.
I ran to catch the bus in order _____________________________________

G. Correct any mistakes in these sentences.
1. I put a mat under the hot cup for stopping it damaging the table.
2. Don sang so badly that I had to look away not so as to laugh at him.
3. A mouse is a device used for move the cursor around a computer screen.
4. She hid the present in order that the children not to find it.


Contrast and purpose clauses


________________________________________________________________________________________


Solutions

A.


1. Although she is handicapped, she took part in the marathon. /
Though she is
handicapped, she took part in the marathon.
/ She is handicapped, but she took part in
the marathon. /
She is handicapped, however she took part in the marathon.



2. Though he smoked, drank and never took exercise, he lived to be 100.
/ Although he
smoked, drank and never took exercise, he lived to be 100.
He smoked, drank and never
took exercise, however he lived to be 100.
/ He smoked, drank and never took exercise,
but he lived to be 100.


3. John felt sick, however he went out to work. /
John felt sick, but he went out to work. /



Though

John felt sick, he went out to work. /
Although John felt sick, he went out to
work.


4.Although thousands of pupils are leaving school, there are no jobs for them.
/ Though
thousands of pupils are leaving school, there are no jobs for them.
/ Thousands of pupils
are leaving school, but there are no jobs for them.
/ Thousands of pupils are leaving
school, however there are no jobs for them.


B.
1. In spite of being an account, she never seems to have any money.
2. In spite of losing a lot of blood, he is in a stable condition.
3. In spite of having a bad cough, she was able to sing in the choir.
4. Despite her success, she felt dissatisfied.
5. Despite his illness, Patrick still came to the meeting.
6. Despite his promise not to be late, (or Despite his promise that he
wouldn’t be late,) he
didn’t arrive until 9 o’clock.

C. 1. Though I had warned not to buy useless items, they went on buying them.
2. Even though he is rich, he isn’t very happy.
3. Although I have a lot of problems, I can live with dignity.

D.

1. Trees were planted along the street in order to reduce traffic noise. (or … so as to reduce …)
2. We crept up the stairs in order not to wake Suzanne. (or … so as not to wake…)
3. I swept the broken glass off the path in order to prevent an accident. (or … so as to prevent…)
4. We wrote Katie’s name on the calendar in order not to forget her birthday. (or … so as not to forget…)


E.
1. I gave Sam my address so that he could contact me.
2. Les has bought a video camera so that he can film his holiday.
3. We’ve; planted the bush in the middle of the garden so that it is always in the sun.
4. We had to turn down the television so that we could hear the doorbell.
5. He is going to have a period of training so that he is / will be ready to take
over the job.



F.
1. So as to get to the airport in time for the fight, he left home very early in the morning.
2. That actress has a team of bodyguards so that she could be protected.
3. I ran to catch the bus in order not to be late.

G.

1. I put a mat under the hot cup to stop it damaging the table.
2. Don sang so badly that I had to look away so as not to laugh at him.
3. A mouse is a device used for moving / to move the cursor around a computer
screen.

4. She hid the present in order that the children wouldn’t find it

rafai

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