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English students are taught that joining words such as 'because' and 'if' are used in complex sentences to show that one clause depends on another, e.g. 'He missed the bus because he overslept'.

See if you can get full marks in this quiz about connectives.

1.

Find the correct connective in the following.

Will the hike still take place ....... it rains tomorrow?

Will the hike still take place ....... it rains tomorrow?

and

but

if

or

2.

Find the correct connective in the following.

He arrived at the pool ....... it opened.

He arrived at the pool ....... it opened.

although

before

but

or

'Before it opened' needs 'He arrived at the pool'

3.

Find the correct connective in the following.

He was born here ....... his family moved abroad.

He was born here ....... his family moved abroad.

before

during

if

until

4.

Find the correct connective in the following.

I will go shopping ....... you will come and help me.

I will go shopping ....... you will come and help me.

although

but

if

or

You can't say the second clause without the first

5.

Find the correct connective in the following.

Is there computer club ....... school today?

Is there computer club ....... school today?

after

although

and

since

6.

Find the correct connective in the following.

The show had started ....... he arrived at the theater.

The show had started ....... he arrived at the theater.

and

because

if

when

'When he arrived at the theater' makes no sense by itself

7.

Find the correct connective in the following.

I twisted my ankle ....... I was playing tennis.

I twisted my ankle ....... I was playing tennis.

although

during

if

while

8.

Find the correct connective in the following.

School will shut early ....... heavy snow is expected tonight.

School will shut early ....... heavy snow is expected tonight.

although

because

if

while

'Because' introduces the reason for the early closure

9.

Find the correct connective in the following.

He asked his mom ....... he could go to the party.

He asked his mom ....... he could go to the party.

and

if

since

while

10.

Find the correct connective in the following.

Go straight on ....... you see a supermarket on the right.

Go straight on ....... you see a supermarket on the right.

before

since

until

whereas

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