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Types of Conjunctions Practice Exercises

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Types of Conjunctions Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise

Supply the appropriate coordinating or correlative conjunctions from the chart below for the following sentences.

  1. Kim ___ Sara played tennis.
  2. ___ Jack ___ Jill went up the hill.
  3. Should I order soup___ salad with dinner?
  4. Vincent moved slowly___ steadily through the crowded room.
  5. ___ did Haley arrive early,___ she was___ the first one there.
  6. Greg wants to be either a cowboy___ a ghost for Halloween.
  7. It rained heavily,___ the tennis match was canceled.
  8. ___ you choose yellow___ he chose blue is not the issue.
  9. ___ your mother___ your grandmother has heard you play the piano yet.
  10. Write down the phone number___ you may forget it later.

Create new sentences with the following independent clauses (simple sentences) and a sensible subordinating conjunction. Use the chart of subordinating conjunctions below to help you. (Don't forget to add punctuation so your new sentence is not a run-on.)

11. It is raining today. You should bring an umbrella along.
12. The grass needs mowing again. It was mowed on Tuesday.
13. We should arrive at the airport on time. We left a little late.
14. You may play outside. Your homework is finished.
15. We can stay at the mall. It closes.

Answers

1. and
2. Both, and
3. or
4. yet
5. Not only, but, also
6. or
7. so
8. Whether, or
9. Neither, nor
10. for
11. It is raining today, so you should bring an umbrella along.
Since it is raining today, you should bring an umbrella along.
Because it is raining today, you should bring an umbrella along.
You should bring an umbrella along since it is raining today.
You should bring an umbrella along because it is raining today.
12. The grass needs mowing even though it was mowed on Tuesday.
The grass needs mowing since it was mowed on Tuesday.
The grass needs mowing again, since it was mowed on Tuesday.
Even though it was mowed on Tuesday, the grass needs mowing.
Since it was mowed on Tuesday, the grass doesn't need mowing.
13. We should arrive at the airport on time even though we left a little late.
We should arrive at the airport on time although we left a little late.
Although we left a little late, we should arrive at the airport on time.
Even though we left a little late, we should arrive at the airport on time.
14. You may play outside provided that your homework is finished.
You may play outside, as long as your homework is finished.
You may play outside, so long as your homework is finished.
You may play outside now that your homework is finished.
You may play outside when your homework is finished.
You may play outside after your homework is finished.
You may play outside since your homework is finished.
You may play outside if your homework is finished.
You may play outside whenever your homework is finished.
Provided that your homework is finished, you may play outside.
As long as your homework is finished, you may play outside.
So long as your homework is finished, you may play outside.
Now that your homework is finished, you may play outside.
When your homework is finished, you may play outside.
After your homework is finished, you may play outside.
Since your homework is finished, you may play outside.
If your homework is finished, you may play outside.
Whenever your homework is finished, you may play outside.
15. Until it closes, we can stay at the mall.
We can stay at the mall until it closes.
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