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Connectives / Conjunctions 02
Despite having a sprained ankle, he still refereed the football match.

Connectives / Conjunctions 02

Connectives and conjunctions are used for linking ideas together. When teachers talk about connectives, they usually mean conjunctions and connectives. This is because of the job these words do - they 'connect' ideas within and between sentences.

See if you know how these words work by trying this second English quiz on connectives and conjunctions.

Choose the correct connective to complete each sentence.
  1. Julia wanted to see the clowns ....... we both wanted to see the jugglers.
    4 - Julia wanted to see the clowns and we both wanted to see the jugglers. If the sentences were separate, it would be possible to use 'however' - Julia wanted to see the clowns. However, we both wanted to see the jugglers
  2. She tried to catch the glass as it fell, ....... it was too late.
    3 - She tried to catch the glass as it fell, but it was too late
  3. The postman knocked at the door ....... he had a parcel to deliver.
    1 - The postman knocked at the door because he had a parcel to deliver
  4. The doctor told me to ring her ....... my cough became worse.
    2 - The doctor told me to ring her if my cough became worse
  5. ....... I was younger, I loved playing with my toy train.
    3 - When I was younger, I loved playing with my toy train
  6. We'd spent all our money. It was impossible, ......., to buy the new game.
    1 - We'd spent all our money. It was impossible, therefore, to buy the new game. 'Therefore' is a connective and is used to link the ideas in two separate sentences
  7. Stephen and Rob looked everywhere for their sister. ......., she had fallen asleep in her hiding place beneath the picnic table.
    3 - Stephen and Rob looked everywhere for their sister. Meanwhile, she had fallen asleep in her hiding place beneath the picnic table
  8. ....... having a sprained ankle, he still refereed the football match.
    4 - Despite having a sprained ankle, he still refereed the football match
  9. First, you should check that you have all the equipment. ......., you should clear your workspace.
    4 - There are many different connectives which can be used to sequence a series of instructions
  10. She looked for her glasses everywhere ....... she realised they were perched on her head.
    3 - She looked for her glasses everywhere before she realised they were perched on her head

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