Linking Words 6

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Complete the sentences using the words in bold. Use two to five words. Put in commas where necessary.

1) Although she had small savings, she decided to buy this car.
SPITE
She decided to buy this car
small savings.
2) She'd better hurry up if she doesn't want to miss the plane.
UNLESS
She'd better hurry up
the plane.
3) Alan and his sister don't enjoy rock music.
NEITHER
enjoys rock music.
4) Despite all those people around, Susan managed to talk on the phone.
ALTHOUGH
Susan managed to talk on the phone
a lot of people around.
5) He plays in a band and he also runs a shop.
BESIDES
in a band, he also runs a shop.
6) Did she visit uncle Tom while she was staying in Belfast?
DURING
Did she visit uncle Tom
in Belfast?
7) Jeff is going to swim. Jane is going to swim, too.
BOTH
going to swim.
8) If you'd given me the money, I'd have done the shopping.
SO
You didn't give me the money,
the shopping.

Test Answers!

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CORRECT!

We use in spite of in one half of a sentence to express a contrast with the other half of the sentence.

CORRECT!

We use in spite of in one half of a sentence to express a contrast with the other half of the sentence.

CORRECT!

We use in spite of in one half of a sentence to express a contrast with the other half of the sentence.

HINT!

Remember that this expression must be followed by a noun or pronoun!

CORRECT!

Unless is used to say that something will happen or be true if something else does not happen or is not true.

HINT!

Do you know which tense should be used after unless?

CORRECT!

Neither ... nor indicates two or more people, things, actions, etc., about which something is not true. If you connect neither ... nor, the second one must agree with the pronoun that follows.

HINT!

We have a correlative conjunction here. It consists of two words or phrases that are used to join sentence elements of equal value.

CORRECT!

Although is a conjunction and expresses the idea of contrast.
Although + subject + verb.

HINT!

Although must be followed by a subject + verb!

CORRECT!

Besides is a preposition and has a meaning that is similar to these two phrases: in addition to and as well as.
It precedes a noun/pronoun/gerund.

HINT!

Is the key word followed by a gerund or an infinitive?

CORRECT!

During is a preposition, and is used to represent the length of time of an action that is while the action is happening. During must be used before a noun.

CORRECT!

During is a preposition, and is used to represent the length of time of an action that is while the action is happening. During must be used before a noun.

HINT!

During must be followed by a noun!

CORRECT!

Both ... and is used to emphasize that something is true not just of one person, thing, or situation but also of another. Subjects connected by both ... and take the a plural conjugation.

CORRECT!

Both ... and is used to emphasize that something is true not just of one person, thing, or situation but also of another. Subjects connected by both ... and take the a plural conjugation.

HINT!

We have a correlative conjunction here. It consists of two words or phrases that are used to join sentence elements of equal value.

CORRECT!

So is a conjunction. It used to say that something happens or is true as a result of the situation you have just stated. So + clause.

CORRECT!

So is a conjunction. It used to say that something happens or is true as a result of the situation you have just stated. So + clause.

HINT!

So is a conjunction. Do you know the rules?

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