Conjunctions and linking words
Fill the gaps using the words given. Use each word only once.
unfortunately | and | because | however | although | so | as | despite | but | if
About a year ago I had a bad quarrel with my father. Since then we have hardly spoken to each other. I would apologise
I felt that the quarrel was my fault. But I don't think it was. It all began
he criticised the man I was going out with
I told him he had no right to interfere in my personal life. This made him very angry. A few months after the quarrel, I discovered my boyfriend was having an affair with another woman
we broke up. But I still haven't told my father what happened
I phoned him recently to wish him a happy birthday. He sounded very cool and I didn't feel like continuing the conversation.
, I need a new car,
my old one has broken down and can't be repaired. But I am rather short of money. I know my father would lend me if I asked him,
I don't want him to think this is the only reason I have contacted him again.
, if he finds out that I have borrowed the money from a bank before asking him, he will probably never forgive me. Life must go on,
the events I have lived through.
used when you are talking about possibilities
for that reason that
a word used to join two things, statements
used to show the reason for something
in spite of the fact that
in a regrettable, unlucky, or unsuitable manner
used to connect two statements or phrases
used when adding a fact or piece of information
without being prevented by (something)