Connectives / Conjunctions 2
He is as tall as his father.

Connectives / Conjunctions 2

In this second quiz on conjunctions, you are going to get some practice in using correlative conjunctions, e.g. 'although-yet', 'as-as', 'both-and', 'either-or', 'if-then', 'neither-nor', 'not only-but also', 'whether-or', 'now-then, and 'as-as'.

You may find this quiz a little trickier than the first one. A good way to check your answer is to say the sentences out loud with each option in them and see which sounds correct. The correct answer might not leap out at you straight away, but it will help you eliminate some of the wrong ones.

Take your time, read the questions carefully and have a go at this 11-plus English quiz to get up to speed!

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  1. Choose the best correlative conjunctions to fill the gaps.
    ___ you persist in being rude, ___ you will be punished.
    If you persist in being rude, then you will be punished. 'If-then' - the action and its consequences
  2. Choose the best correlative conjunctions to fill the gaps.
    She likes ___ lemonade ___ orange juice.
    She likes both lemonade and orange juice. 'Both-and' includes both
  3. Choose the best correlative conjunctions to fill the gaps.
    He is ___ a good pilot, ___ a good engineer.
    He is not only a good pilot, but also a good engineer. 'Not only-but also' includes both and is more emphatic than 'both-and'
  4. Choose the best correlative conjunctions to fill the gaps.
    You can ___ go on the big wheel, ___ you can go on the ghost train.
    You can either go on the big wheel or you can go on the ghost train. 'Either-or' allows you a choice - not both
  5. Choose the best correlative conjunctions to fill the gaps.
    My daughter ____ requires a pencil, _____ some paper to write a letter.
    My daughter not only requires a pencil, but also some paper to write a letter
  6. Choose the best correlative conjunctions to fill the gaps.
    He is ___ honest ___ loyal.
    He is neither honest nor loyal. 'Neither-nor' excludes both
  7. Choose the best correlative conjunctions to fill the gaps.
    He is ___ tall ___ his father.
    He is as tall as his father. 'As-as' is used to show equality in comparisons: the adjective is written in its positive form - no er/est endings
  8. Choose the best correlative conjunctions to fill the gaps.
    The rain was lashing down, ___ coming down this way, ___ that way: there was nowhere to hide from it.
    The rain was lashing down, now this way, now that way: there was nowhere to hide from it. 'Now-now' has the meaning of 'at one moment something was happening, the next moment something else was happening'
  9. Choose the best correlative conjunctions to fill the gaps.
    Harry wasn't sure ___ to go to university ___ take a gap year.
    Harry wasn't sure whether to go to university or take a gap year. 'Whether-or' is used when expressing a doubt or choice between alternatives on offer
  10. Choose the best correlative conjunctions to fill the gaps.
    "___ you sow, ___ shall you reap."
    "As you sow, so shall you reap." In other words, if you do good/bad things to people, good/bad things will happen to you. As something happens so does something else: 'as-so' can be used for situations where one activity affects another activity

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