Condition and Concession

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  • Q1

    Identify the following sentences as showing condition or concession.

    (i) If you do not exercise, you’ll become fat.

    (ii) If you want to read books, you can go to the reading room.

    (iii) Although he has a lot of money, he refused to buy a new car.

    (iv) Even though her business is flourishing, she is under debt.

    (v) If you go to the gym, you’ll need a lot of protein.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) If you do not exercise, you’ll become fat. -Condition

    (ii) If you want to read books, you can go to the reading room. -Condition

    (iii) Although he has a lot of money, he refused to buy a new car. -Concession

    (iv) Even though her business is flourishing, she is under debt. - Concession

    (v) If you go to the gym, you’ll need a lot of protein. -Condition

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  • Q2

    Rewrite the following sentences after correcting the mistakes.

    1. Because of his old age, he plays tennis at 6 o’clock every morning.

    2. As long as the plane took off twenty minutes late we arrived on schedule.

    3. Florida has a warm climate. Alaska, in the same way, has a cold climate.

    4. Fred is a good student. His brother, for, is lazy.

    5. I am going to finish this report as well as it takes me the entire night.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Despite his old age, he plays tennis at 6 o’clock every morning.

    2. Even though the plane took off twenty minutes late we arrived on schedule.

    3. Florida has a warm climate. Alaska, on the other hand, has a cold climate.

    4. Fred is a good student. His brother, however, is lazy.

    5. I am going to finish this report even if it takes me the entire night.

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  • Q3

    Transform the following sentences as directed.

    1. Andre’s father gave him some peanuts, but he didn’t eatany. [Begin the sentence with ‘even though’]

    2. Martin was feeling hot. Nevertheless, he refused the soft drink I offered him. [Join these sentences using ‘yet’]

    3. It was raining, but we went for a walk anyway. (use ‘in spite of’)

    4. His grades were low, yet he was still admitted to the university. (use ‘although’)

    5. Although he worked hard, he failed in the exam. [Substitute ‘although’ with ‘yet’]

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Even though Andre’s father gave him some peanuts, he didn’t eat any.

    2. Martin was feeling hot, yet he refused to drink the soft drink that I offered him.

    3. We went for a walk in spite of the rain.

    4. Although his grades were low, he was admitted to the university.

    5. He worked hard, yet he failed in the exam.

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  • Q4

    2.Complete the following passage with the using suitable conditionals:

    In a certain village there lived a shepherd boy who used to take his sheep to the hills (a) _________ they could graze. (b) _____________ he was small, he was scared of wild animals. The villagers told him not to feel frightened and (c) ______________ the wolf came, he could shout and they would come to help him. He did his work very well (d) _____________ one day he felt tired and lonely (e) ______ he decided to play a trick just for fun and shouted “Wolf! Wolf!

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) so that

    (b) as

    (c) if

    (d) until

    (e) therefore

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  • Q5

    1. Complete the following sentences with the suitable conditionals

    (a) _____________ you promise to behave well, I shall not forgive you.

    (b) I will forgive you ______________ you do not repeat the offence.

    (c) ___________ you wish to be forgiven, you should behave well.

    (d) Learn to behave well _______________ people appreciate you.

    (e) _____ you leave early, you will not have to face the rush hour traffic.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Unless

    (b) provided

    (c) if

    (d) so that

    (e) If

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