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Conjunctions Exercise With Answers

Conjunctions Exercise With Answers
Conjunctions Exercise With Answers

If you are an ESL teacher searching for conjunctions exercise, then you are in the right place. Below we have prepared conjunctions exercise with answers. Ask your students to attempt the exercises then compare their answers with the correct answers given below.

Conjunctions Exercise With Answers

Rewrite the sentences using the paired conjunctions given in brackets. Make any necessary changes. DO NOT USE ANY PUNCTUATION MARKS!
Example:

  • Tom doesn’t lie to his friends. Paul doesn’t either. (neither…nor)
  • Neither Tom nor Paul lies to their friends.

Exercise 1.

1. Fred likes helping his friends. So does Linda. (both…and)
2. Harry used to smoke cigarette. Or was it Helen? (either…or)
3. We should learn to accept our weaknesses and our strengths. (not only…but also)
4. He never listens to or advises his friends when they have a problem. (neither…nor)

5. I’ve betrayed your trust. I’ve betrayed your love for me. (not only…but also)
6. He felt disappointed. He felt misunderstood. (both…and)
7. Mike isn’t very considerate. Neither is Tom. (neither…nor)
8. A true friend is someone who is caring and loving. (both…and)
9. Rachel should apologize or leave. (either…or)
10. Richard and John didn’t keep her secret. (neither…nor)

Exercise 2:

Now choose the most meaningful option.

1. Who wrote you this love letter? – I’m not sure. I think it was ___ Michael ___ Paul.

  • a- Neither……nor
  • b- Either……or
  • c- Not only…….but also
  • d- Both……..and

2. ___ Linda ___ Helen called to say sorry. I’m very sad and frustrated.

  • a- Either……or
  • b- Both…….and
  • c- Neither……..nor
  • d- Not only……..but also

3. ___ Ryan ___ Susie have disappointed me. They didn’t come to my birthday party.

  • a- Not only……but also
  • b- Neither…….nor
  • c- Either……..ord-
  • d- Both……..and

4. Paul has been neglecting us. He ___ calls ___ hangs out with us anymore.

  • a- Neither……nor
  • b- Either……..or
  • c- Not only……but also
  • d- Both……..and

5. He hurt ___ her feelings ___ her dignity. This is unforgivable.

  • a- Both…..and
  • b- Not only……but also
  • c- Either……or
  • d- Neither…….nor

6. ___ loyalty ___ honesty is essential in a friendship.

  • a- Both……and
  • b- Neither…….nor
  • c- Either…….or
  • d- Not…….only

7. You should ___ disrespect ___ deceive your friends.

  • a- both…..and
  • b- either…….or
  • c- neither……..nor
  • d- not only…….but also

8. I will take you ___ to the cinema ___ to the theatre. That’s a promise.

  • a- not only ………but also
  • b- neither……nor
  • c- either…………..or
  • d- both………….and

Exercise 3:

Combine the following sentences into one sentence using paired conjunctions: both … and; not only … but also; either … or; neither … nor

1- We could fly. We could go by train.
2- She will have to study hard. She will have to concentrate to do well on the exam.
3- Jack is not here. Tom is in another city.
4- The speaker will not confirm the story. The speaker will not deny the story.
5- Pneumonia is a dangerous disease. Smallpox is a dangerous illness.

6- Fred loves traveling. Jane wants to go around the world.
7- It might rain tomorrow. It might snow tomorrow.
8- Smoking isn’t good for your heart. Drinking isn’t good for your health.
9- Mike didn`t go to the party. Johnny didn`t go to the party.

Answers:

Exercise 1.

  1. Both Fred and Linda like helping their friends.
  2. Either Harry or Helen used to smoke cigarette.
  3. We should learn not only to accept our weaknesses but also our strengths.
  4. He neither listens to nor advises his friends when they have a problem.
  5. I have not only betrayed your trust but also betrayed your love for me.
  6. He is both disappointed and felt misunderstood.
  7. Neither Mike nor Tom is very considerate.
  8. A true friend is someone who is both caring and loving.
  9. Rachel either should apologize or leave.
  10. Neither Richard nor John keep her secret.

Exercise 2.

1. B 5. A
2. C 6. A
3. D 7. C
4. B 8. A

Exercise 3.

  1. We either could fly or could go by train.
  2. She will not only have to study hard but also concentrate to do well on the exam.
  3. Neither Jack nor Tom is here.
  4. The speaker not only confirms the story but also deny the story.
  5. Both pneumonia and smallpox is a dangerous disease.
  6. Both Fred and Jane loves traveling around the world.
  7. It might either rain or snow tomorrow.
  8. Both smoking and drinking is not good for your health.
  9. Neither Mike nor Johnny go to the party.

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