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Conjunctions 2 - Find the Conjunctions
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Conjunctions 2 - Find the Conjunctions

In the previous quiz we learnt that conjunctions, also known as joining words, are used to join two words, two sentences or two clauses. In this quiz we will learn more about the different types of conjunctions.

We need conjunctions to connect two simple sentences into one sentence so that it conveys more meaning. ‘I am shorter THAN her’ is a sentence in which THAN is used as a conjunction. Here, it is known as a subordinating conjunction.

To make it more clear consider the sentence ‘I wore my cap because it was hot.’ Here, ‘I wore my cap’ is an independent clause and by itself it means something. However, ‘because it was hot’ is another clause but by itself it does not mean much and is a dependent clause. When the two clauses are read in tandem then the sentence makes more sense and we can understand that I wore my cap because it was hot. The word ‘because’ here is used as a subordinating conjunction. AFTER, BECAUSE, HOW, SINCE and WHEN are some of the subordinating conjunctions that are commonly used.

Now consider another example: ‘I like Physics’ and ‘He likes Chemistry’ are two standalone sentences. If we combine the two and make it read ‘I like Physics, BUT he likes Chemistry’ then we read more meaning in the single sentence than with two independent sentences. BUT is the conjunction that joins the two sentences and it is known as a Coordinating Conjunction. Another simple example is the following. ‘I like tea.’ ‘I like coffee.’ The two sentences can be combined to read ‘I like tea AND coffee.’ Here, the single sentence makes much more sense because of its use of AND, which is known as a coordinating conjunction. The primary coordinating conjunctions are FOR, AND, NOR, BUT, OR, YET and SO.

Play this quiz and learn the different types of conjunctions.

1.
Fill in the blank in this sentence with the appropriate conjunction - "I am fatter --- her."
Than
After
And
Or
Although all the options are subordinating conjunctions, 'Than' is the one which lends the correct meaning
2.
Fill in the blank in this sentence with the appropriate conjunction - "I was listening to music --- my friends arrived."
Until
Even
Now
What
Although all the options are subordinating conjunctions, 'Until' is the one which lends the correct meaning
3.
Fill in the blank in this sentence with the appropriate conjunction - "He promised to go to the picnic --- his girlfriend goes with him."
What
Whereas
Provided
Lest
Although all the options are subordinating conjunctions, 'Provided' is the one which lends the correct meaning
4.
Fill in the blank in this sentence with the appropriate conjunction - "He will promptly arrive at 9 PM, --- the flight is delayed."
Why
Unless
Whereas
Whenever
Although all the options are subordinating conjunctions, 'Unless' is the one which lends the correct meaning
5.
Fill in the blank in this sentence with the appropriate conjunction - "--- he is here, he may as well stay for lunch."
Now
Whether
How
Before
Although all the options are subordinating conjunctions, 'Now' is the one which lends the correct meaning
6.
Fill in the blank in this sentence with the appropriate conjunction - "Submit the report --- you leave the office."
Even
Now
Unless
Before
Although all the options are subordinating conjunctions, 'Before' is the one which lends the correct meaning
7.
Fill in the blank in this sentence with the appropriate conjunction - "He participated in the competition --- won a prize."
Nor
And
Or
For
Although all the options are coordinating conjunctions, 'And' is the one which lends the correct meaning
8.
Fill in the blank in this sentence with the appropriate conjunction - "Can I come to the party --- I like?"
After
Before
Whenever
Whereas
Although all the options are subordinating conjunctions, 'Whenever' is the one which lends the correct meaning
9.
Fill in the blank in this sentence with the appropriate conjunction - "My mother told me and my friends to stay indoors --- it rains."
Than
If
Whereas
After
Although all the options are subordinating conjunctions, 'If' is the one which lends the correct meaning
10.
Fill in the blank in this sentence with the appropriate conjunction - "I kept the guide book by my side --- I forget the instructions."
After
What
Unless
Lest
Although all the options are subordinating conjunctions, 'Lest' is the one which lends the correct meaning
Author:  V T Narendra

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