Conjunctions exercise

Correct the following sentences.

1.    She was upset, because didn’t know what to do.

2.    Although she was tired, but she went to work.

3.    Because I liked him, so I tried to help him.

4.    As you know, that I work hard.

5.    Though he is fat, still he runs fast.

6.    As he is fat, so he runs slowly.

7.    Unless you do not try, you will not win.

8.    No sooner I had spoken, than he left.

9.    Neither he comes nor he writes.

10.    Not only he will go, but also he will remain there.

Answers

1.    She was upset because she didn’t know what to do. (Words for repeated ideas cannot be dropped in subordinate clauses.)

2.    Although she was tired, she went to work. OR She was tired but she went to work. (One conjunction is enough to join two clauses – we do not normally use two.)

3.    Because I liked him, I tried to help him. OR I liked him, so I tried to help him.

4.    As you know, I work hard. OR You know that I work hard.

5.    Though he is fat, he runs fast. OR He is fat; still he runs fast.

6.    As he is fat, he runs slowly. OR He is fat, so he runs slowly.

7.    Unless you try, you will not win.

8.    No sooner had I spoken, than he left. (Sentences beginning with negative expressions like no sooner, hardly and neither have an inverted word order. That means the auxiliary verb comes before the subject.)

9.    Neither does he come, nor does he write. OR He neither comes nor writes.

10.    Not only will he go, but he will also remain there.

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