Condition, Concession and Contrast

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  • Q1

    Identify the following sentences as showing condition, concession or contrast.

    (i) If you work hard, you will become like Isaac Newton.

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

    (iii) I love to eat sweets, but I get pimples.

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

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

    (vi) If you want to read books, you can go to the library.

    (vii) Mia wants to participate in the sports competition, but she has fractured her leg.

    (viii) The poor child wants to read books, but she has no money to buy them.

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

    (x) If John wants to go trekking, he’ll have to buy sport shoes.

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    (i) If you work hard, you will become like Isaac Newton. – Condition

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

    (iii) I love to eat sweets, but I get pimples. -Contrast

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

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

    (vi) If you want to read books, you can go to the library. -Condition

    (vii) Mia wants to participate in the sports competition, but she has fractured her leg. -Contrast

    (viii) The poor child wants to read books, but she has no money to buy them. - Contrast

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

    (x) If John wants to go trekking, he’ll have to buy sport shoes. –Condition

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  • Q2

    Identify the following sentences as showing condition, concession or contrast.

    (i) If you want to read books, you can go to the library.

    (ii) Mia wants to participate in the sports competition, but she has fractured her leg.

    (iii) The poor child wants to read books, but she has no money to buy them.

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

    (v) If John wants to go trekking, he’ll have to buy sport shoes.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) If you want to read books, you can go to the library. -Condition

    (ii) Mia wants to participate in the sports competition, but she has fractured her leg. -Contrast

    (iii) The poor child wants to read books, but she has no money to buy them. - Contrast

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

    (v) If John wants to go trekking, he’ll have to buy sport shoes. –Condition

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  • Q3

    Convert the following sentences into those expressing contrast.

    (i) Edward worked hard. He couldn’t pass the test.

    (ii) Amanda loves to travel. She does not get time.

    (iii) Music is an art. It needs a lot of practice to be a musician.

    (iv) Jerome wanted to visit Switzerland. Karen wanted to visit Italy.

    (v) Margaret loves food. She does not like to cook.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) Despite the fact that Edward worked hard, he couldn’t pass the test.

    (ii) Amanda loves to travel but she does not get time.

    (iii) Music is an art but it needs a lot of practice to be a musician.

    (iv) Although Jerome wanted to visit Switzerland, Karen wanted to visit Italy.

    (v) Despite the fact that Margaret loves food, she does not like to cook.

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  • Q4

    Combine the following sentences into those expressing condition, concession or contrast.

    (i) She is from Paraguay. She speaks Koreanfluently.

    (ii) She is on a diet. Sheeats oily food.

    (iii) Roger never studies. He remains among the top five students of his class.

    (iv) Daniel is afraid of heights. He tried bungee jumping last summer.

    (v) I love to cook. I don’t get enough time.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) Although she is from Paraguay, she speaks Koreanfluently.

    (ii) In spite of being on a diet, she eats oily food.

    (iii) Even though Rogernever studies, he remains among the top five students of his class.

    (iv) Although Daniel is afraid of heights, he tried bungee jumping last summer.

    (v) If I had enough time, I would cook a lot.

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  • Q5

    Fill in the blanks with the correct verb to form conditional sentences.

    (i) If I _____ (reach) home early, I’ll pick you up from the airport.

    (ii) If she wants to meet Jay, she ______ (leave) early.

    (iii) If I ______ (know) that a storm was coming, I would have taken my umbrella.

    (iv) If you were more careful, you would not _____ (spill) the milk.

    (v) If she ______ (work) hard, she would have been the topper.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

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    (i) If I reach home early, I’ll go for a walk.

    (ii) If she wants to meet Jay, she should leave early.

    (iii) If I had known that a storm was coming, I would have taken my umbrella.

    (iv) If you were more careful, you would not have spilt the milk.

    (v) If she had worked hard, she would have been the topper.

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