EXERCISES ON CONNECTORS.

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1. choose a connector and finish the sentence.

1.     The number of jobs doesn't rise although/in spite of___________________________.

2.     Nobody was hurt although/as a result of       ________________________________.

3.     Dogs are said to be friendly animals so/because of____________________________.

4.     Turkey has a lot of smokers whereas/due to________________________________.

5.     Not many men cook in Spain in spite of/ however_____________________________.

6.     Some people are always cheerful  in spite of/ therefore________________________.

7.     He applied for the job although/in spite of___________________________.

8.     Mike earned litltle money because/as a result of__________________________.

9.     The lights went out for a while so/because of_____________________________.

10.   He did not like the French whereas/due to_______________________________.

11.   Cooking is one of my passions in spite of/ however________________________.

12.   Suzanne is never happy in spite of/ therefore_____________________________.

13.   Although they were all very tired____________________________________.

14.   They ate nothing despite___________________________________________.

15.   As a result of a severe headache_____________________________________.

16.   Though the shop didn't open until nine o'clock__________________________.

17.   Whereas most Europeans___________________________________________.

18.   No matter how hard you try________________________________________.

19.____________________________________as long as your orthography is right.

20. You won't lose weight unless_________________________________________.

21. If only_________________________________I could spend better holidays.

22. While Mary  was watching TV _______________________________________.

23. After we had ordered dinner______________________________.

24. Even though the walk was long and tiring_____________________

25. The stay at the hotel hasn't been very comfortable since_____________________.

26. Many children in the region had to be taken to hospital due to_____________________.  

 

2. Link the following sentences through the most appropriate connector.

 

1. The weather was very bad and there were strong rains. We went out.

 

 

2. The price of petrol has risen twice in the last four months. People are tending to buy diesel cars ( write a resultative sentence ).

 

 

3. Japanese cars are very well-built and reliable. Italian cars have lots of breakdowns.

     (use 'whereas')

 

 

4. Swallows fly away in winter. That is the time when they fly. (Use when)

 

 

5. Those children look as if they were working very hard. They are very young though.

(use any 'spite' compound).

 

 

3. complete the sentences with an adverbial clauses of the type indicated.

 

1. They decided to climb the mountain (time)

 

 

2. We left the car (place)

 

 

3. The United Nations Organization was formed (purpose)

 

 

4. The book was so boring (result)

 

 

5. We went swimming (concession)

 

 

6. _____________________,I did not have time to come.(reason)

 

 

7.  He arranged to come early .≠_____________________________(purpose)

 

8. a. As__________________________________________,

that won't be necessary.(reason)

   b. As_____________________, I met someone I hadn't seen for years. (time)

    c. He did the job as__________________________________________(comparison)

9. You should meet me (place)__________________________________________.

10. _________________________________________, they live very simply. (concession)

11. We arranged to hire a coach_______________________________________(purpose).

 

4. further : ad a conjunction and finish the sentences

12. ___________________________________, the burglar was stealing the video from the front room.

13. ____________________________________, I knew immediately who he was.

14. The war hadn't finished ____________________________________to China

15. The police will never stop______________________________________________.

16. Hi teeth ached________________________________________________________.

17. Have a cup of tea____________________________________go.

18. I wish you'd stop talking____________________________________hear what he's saying.

19. Petrol had got too expensive,____________________________________the car.

20. ____________________________________, that they kept writing to each other for the rest of their lives.  

 

5Link the following pairs of sentences through the conjunctions given.

 

1. Even though cars are increasingly dangerous to life, advertisers still talk about their speed. (YET).  

 

2. Weak as he is, he managed to move his house without anybody's help. (DESPITE)

 

3. He's in great danger most of the time, so he arns a lot of money. (AS)  

 

4. i'll give this paper to wrap thi book in. (SO THAT)

 

5. She has great dark eyes and everybody looks at her. (SUCH)

 

6. A lot of commuters used extra buses, but the majority got lifts in private cars. (THOUGH)  

 

6. complete the sentences using the words given

1. Living with your parents is cheaper, besides_____________________.

2. Apart from _____________________, we share the expenses of gas and electricity.

3. We have to be aware that_______________________. The planet is in serious trouble.

4. In addition to owning most of the company,___________________________.

5. We are aware of the arguments in favour of________________________.

6.They devote a great quantity of money to research, yet___________________.

7. We will win the GP, despite____________________________________.

8. Although her parents are quite liberal,_____________________________.

9. She has always been allowed to do what she wants, whereas__________________________________________.

10. A greater catastrophe has occurred in Japan due to,______________________________________.

11. Since the summer has been so hot,_________________________.

12. He wonít play in the league again because of_____________________

________________________________.

13. The bank suffered great losses on account of________________________

__________________________.

14. We spent two days without drinking or eating and thatís why we______________________________.

15. The teacher decided to do the exam again, finding___________________________.

16. She lost a lot of weight as a result of____________________________.

17. The United Nations suspended all the subsidies and this resulted in_________________________________________________.

18. They earned such a lot of money_____________________________.

19. I donít believe in war but as far as Iím concerned____________________________________.

20.Alonso had his engine changed, therefore____________________________.

21.Concerning nuclear power, the author argues here that_________________________________________________.

22. As for (=en cuanto a) the issue of single parents I disagree with the writer in that____________________________________________.

23. You require a special licence to have exotic animals in your house, but in most cases_________________________________________________.

24.Clonation is a controversial  issue. From my point of view,___________________________________________________________.

25. They couldnít rescue too many victims owing to____________________________________________________________.

   

                 

Connectors-exercises

 

1. Living with your parents is cheaper, besides_____________________.

2. Apart from _____________________, we share the expenses of gas and electricity.

3. We have to be aware that_______________________. The planet is in serious trouble.

4. In addition to owning most of the company,___________________________.

5. We are aware of the arguments in favour of________________________.

6.They devote a great quantity of money to research, yet___________________.

7. We will win the GP, despite____________________________________.

8. Although her parents are quite liberal,_____________________________.

9. She has always been allowed to do what she wants, whereas__________________________________________.

10. A greater catastrophe has occurred in Japan due to,______________________________________.

11. Since the summer has been so hot,_________________________.

12. He wonít play in the league again because of_____________________

________________________________.

13. The bank suffered great losses on account of________________________

__________________________.

14. We spent two days without drinking or eating and thatís why we______________________________.

15. The teacher decided to do the exam again, finding___________________________.

16. She lost a lot of weight as a result of____________________________.

17. The United Nations suspended all the subsidies and this resulted in_________________________________________________.

18. They earned such a lot of money_____________________________.

19. I donít believe in war but as far as Iím concerned____________________________________.

20.Alonso had his engine changed, therefore____________________________.

21.Concerning nuclear power, the author argues here that_________________________________________________.

22. As for (=en cuanto a) the issue of single parents I disagree with the writer in that____________________________________________.

23. You require a special licence to have exotic animals in your house, but in most cases_________________________________________________.

24.Clonation is a controversial  issue, but  from my point of view,___________________________________________________________.

25. They couldnít rescue too many victims owing to____________________________________________________________.