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Exercises

1: Identify the type of conjunctions used in the following sentences.

The report not only had the annual figures, but also included a monthly breakdown.

The staff was small, yet they accomplished a lot.

It was after 5 o’clock; however they continued the meeting.

2: Use coordinating conjunctions to combine these sentences.

I ran after the cat. I couldn’t catch it.

He filled up her food bowl. She wouldn’t eat.

They wanted to go walking without me. I gave them my saddest look.

3: Identify the sentence that has proper punctuation.
  1. A copy of reports was distributed to the sales staff, and the legal department.

  2. A copy of reports, was distributed to the sales staff, and the legal department.

  3. A copy of reports was distributed to the sales staff and the legal department.

4: Identify the sentence that has proper punctuation.
  1. The president, operations manager, office manager, and receptionist went to lunch together.

  2. The president operations manager office manager and receptionist went to lunch together.

  3. The president operations manager, office manager and receptionist went to lunch together.

5: Subordinating conjunctions are generally used to:
  1. Join two independent clauses.

  2. Show a connection between two independent clauses.

  3. Join two clauses of unequal grammatical weight.

  4. Pair words, phrases, and clauses to provide balance.

6: Identify the correlative conjunctions in the following sentences.

She led the team not only in statistics but also by virtue of her enthusiasm.

Polonius said, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be.”

Whether you win this race or lose it doesn’t matter as long as you do your best.




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