Conjunctions exercise (sentence correction)

Correct the following sentences.

1. She is taller than he.

2. Though he was poor but he was happy.

3. No sooner did the tiger appear when he shot it down.

4. Unless do not apologize you will be punished.

5. He asked that what was my name.

6. The car either dashed against a dog or a goat.

7. He did like he was told.

8. He inquired that where was the office.

9. Scarcely had I reached the station than the train steamed out.

10. Scarcely I had solved one problem when another cropped up.

Answers

1. She is taller than he is. OR She is taller than him. (We usually use object pronouns after as and than. Note that subject pronouns are used before a verb.)

2. Though he was poor he was happy. OR He was poor but he was happy. (When one conjunction is enough to express the idea, we do not normally use two.)

3. No sooner did the tiger appear than he shot it down. (It is wrong to use when instead of than in sentences with no sooner…)

4. Unless you apologize you will be punished. OR If you do not apologize you will be punished. (Unless means if not and, therefore, there is no need to use another not.)

5. He asked what my name was. (It is wrong to use that before interrogatives like what, where, when, whether and why.)

6. The car dashed against either a goat or a dog. (Conjunctions like either…or, neither…nor, both…and, not only…but also are placed immediately before the words they relate to.)

7. He did as he was told. (This is a common mistake. Students often confuse as with like.)

8. He inquired where the office was. (It is wrong to use that before interrogatives like what, where, when, whether and why.)

9. Scarcely had I reached the station when the train steamed out. (It is wrong to use than instead of when in sentences with scarcely had …)

10. Scarcely had I solved one problem when another cropped up. (The auxiliary had should come immediately after scarcely.)

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