English Conjunctions Quiz

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What does the phrase 'as long as' imply in the second sentence?

Additive condition

In the sentence 'He acted as though he had never seen the place before,' what does 'as though' indicate?

Hypothetical scenario

What is the purpose of the word 'provided' in the sentence 'We'll need to adjust the plan provided unforeseen circumstances arise'?

Conditional

What is the implication of 'even though' in the sentence 'The movie was fantastic even though it had some special effects issues'?

Logical connection

What does 'unless' signify in the statement 'We can visit the museum first or the park, unless you study hard, you'll likely do well on the exam'?

Contrast

What role does 'after' play in the sentence 'We'll start the meeting after everyone arrives'?

Antecedent timing

Study Notes

Conjunctions and Prepositions

Conditional Clauses

  • "Unless" indicates a condition that must be met to avoid a consequence.
  • "As long as" indicates a condition that must be met to achieve a desired outcome.
  • "Provided" indicates a condition that must be met before something can happen.
  • "Even if" indicates a condition that may or may not occur, but the outcome will be the same.

Time Clauses

  • "Before" indicates an action that must be completed before another action can start.
  • "Once" indicates an action that will start after a specific event or condition.
  • "As soon as" indicates an action that will start immediately after a specific event or condition.
  • "After" indicates an action that will start after a specific event or condition.

Hypothetical Situations

  • "As though" indicates a hypothetical situation, where something is assumed to be true.
  • "Even though" indicates a contrast between two circumstances.
  • "As if" indicates a hypothetical situation, where something is assumed to be true.

Choice and Options

  • "Whichever" indicates a choice between multiple options, where any option is acceptable.
  • "Provided" indicates a condition that must be met to achieve a desired outcome.

Causality

  • "Because" indicates a cause-and-effect relationship between two circumstances.

Test your knowledge of English conjunctions with this quiz. Choose the correct conjunction to complete the sentences. Practice using conjunctions like 'unless', 'as long as', 'provided', and more.

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