Subordinating & Correlative

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  • Q1

    You can come to the meeting _____ you don’t utter a word.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    as long as

    Explanation:

    The conjunction ‘as long as’ denotes a condition.

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  • Q2

    Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each.

    1. John had no previous experience however he was selected for the task. (Rewrite using ‘nevertheless’.)

    2. We reached in time for the party although we started late. (Start with ‘Though we…’)

    3. Though he was poor he is always happy. (Start with ‘In spite of…’.)

    4. Although the coffee was very hot he drank it within a minute. (Rewrite the sentence using ‘but’.)

    5. Jane was angry because Daniel mocked her in front of others. (Rewrite the sentence using ‘for’.)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. John had no previous experience; nevertheless he was selected for the task.

    2. Though we started late we reached in time for the party.

    3. In spite of his poverty he is always happy.

    4. The coffee was very hot but he drank it within a minute.

    5. Jane was angry, for Daniel mocked her in front of others.

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  • Q3

    Join each pair of the following sentences by means of a suitable conjunction.

    1. William is the youngest in the family. Everyone loves him dearly.

    2. We lived in the town. We often went to the theatre.

    3. She took the food eagerly. She had eaten nothing for the past two days.

    4. It was getting late. She took a taxi.

    5. He didn’t know swimming. He jumped into the river to save the drowning child.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. William is the youngest in the family so everyone loves him dearly.

    2. When we lived in the town we often went to the theatre.

    3. She took the food eagerly, for she had eaten nothing for the past two days.

    4. She took a taxi because it was getting late.

    5. Although he didn’t know swimming he jumped into the river to save the drowning child.

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  • Q4

    Fill in each blank with an appropriate conjunction.

    1. _____ the sun rose the smog slowly vanished.

    2. _____ I was in Italy I visited St. Peter's Basilica.

    3. I have been trying to contact you _____ I came back from the office.

    4. How can you say you don't know anything _____ you have seen everything?

    5. Smoking is injurious to health; _____ many people smoke!

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. As the sun rose the smog slowly vanished.

    2. While I was in Italy I visited St. Peter's Basilica.

    3. I have been trying to contact you since I came back from the office.

    4. How can you say you don't know anything when you have seen everything?

    5. Smoking is injurious to health; yet many people smoke!

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  • Q5

    Fill in each of the numbered blanks with suitable conjunction given in brackets.

    Jane completed her work (1) _____ (while/even though) she had to stay late in the office. (2) _____ (After/ For) submitting the report to the manager, she went to the cafeteria (3) _____ (and/ but) ordered a hamburger. (4) _____ (Until/As) the waiter delayed serving the hamburger she left the cafeteria and booked a taxi. (5) _____ (In spite of/While) she was waiting for the taxi she called her husband and asked him to prepare something for the dinner.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (1) even though

    (2) After

    (3) and

    (4) As

    (5) While

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