Conjunctions – Exercises

Conjunctions are words that link other words, phrases, or clauses together. Conjunctions allow you to form complex, elegant sentences and avoid the choppiness of multiple short sentences.

Conjunctions Exercises with Answers

Q. Complete the complex sentences below with the conjunctions ‘before’, ‘after’, ‘when’, ‘if’, ‘although’ or ‘because’’:

  1. ________________ the rain stopped, we went for a walk.
  2. Jayanthi will call ________________ she attends her class.
  3. Dick jogs every evening ________________ he wants to lose some weight.
  4. ________________ he was tired, he continued running.
  5. ________________ it continues to rain heavily, the match will be postponed.
  6. The thief ran away ________________ the policemen arrived.
  7. I try to eat less fast food ________________ it is not very nutritional.
  8. We talked softly and turned the music down ________________ we saw the baby sleeping.

Answer

  1. When
  2. before
  3. because
  4. Although
  5. If
  6. before
  7. because
  8. when/because

Q. Join the following sentences with a suitable conjunction:

  1. He is a rich man. He is very humble.
  2. She did not work hard. She failed.
  3. Our car was damaged. We escaped unhurt.
  4. He was guilty. He was not punished.
  5. Be quick. You will miss the train.
  6. He sells mangoes. He sells oranges.
  7. I honour him. He is a brave man.
  8. He is poor. He is honest.
  9. He sat down. He was tired.
  10. Mohan works hard. Abdul works harder.

Answer

  1. He is rich but humble.
  2. She did not work hard so she failed.
  3. Our car was damaged but we escaped unhurt.
  4. He was guilty yet was not punished.
  5. Be quick else you will miss the train.
  6. He sells mangoes and oranges.
  7. I honour him because he is a brave man.
  8. Although he is poor yet he is honest.
  9. He sat down since was tired.
  10. Mohan works hard but Abdul works harder.

Q. Join the following sentences using appropriate conjunctions, without changing the meaning of the sentences:

  1. She was ill. She did not go to the office. She went to see a doctor.
  2. He ran fast. He wanted to catch the train. He was too late. The train had already gone.
  3. She washed the clothes. She hung them out to dry. She took them back again. She saw dark clouds gathering in the sky.
  4. I have not seen your book. I have not borrowed it. Perhaps it is in your bag.
  5. He did not want to go home. He was in disgrace. He had done something very wrong.

Answer

  1. She was ill so she did not go the office but went to see a doctor instead.
  2. He ran fast because he wanted to catch the train, but he was too late as the train had already gone.
  3. After she had washed the clothes, she hung them out to dry, but she took them back again when she saw dark clouds gathering in the sky.
  4. I have neither seen nor borrowed your book; however, it may be in your bag.
  5. He did not want to go home as he was in disgrace for having done something very wrong.

Q. Join the following sentences using appropriate conjunctions:

  1. The wind was strong. Rain fell heavily. We managed to come. It was to take part in the competition.
  2. That boy did not complete his work. He was lazy. The teacher punished him. He refused to let him go home.
  3. You must hurry up. You will be late for school. You will be reprimanded by the discipline master.
  4. The river was flooded. The roads were flooded too. It had been raining for many days.
  5. I dare not go into the jungle. It is dark. It is eerie. It is the home of many wild animals and poisonous insects.

Answer

  1. The wind was strong and rain fell heavily, but we managed to come and take part in the competition.
  2. The boy did not complete his work as he was lazy so the teacher punished him and refused to let him go home.
  3. You must hurry up or you will be late for school and be reprimanded by the discipline master.
  4. The river was flooded and the roads were flooded too as it had been raining for many days.
  5. I dare not go into the jungle as it is dark and eerie, and the home of many wild animals and poisonous insects.

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