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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Linking Words

 
  Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of linking words.

 
 
1. Which kind of transition/conjunction is being used in the following sentence?
Mary has wanted to be a doctor ever since she was ten.
  Transition/conjunction showing time
  Transition/conjunction showing cause
  Transition/conjunction showing contrast
     
2. Which kind of transition/conjunction is being used in the following sentence?
If Jack cooks dinner, Sue will wash the dishes.
  Transition/conjunction adding information
  Transition/conjunction showing contrast
  Transition/conjunction showing condition
     
3. Which kind of transition/conjunction is being used in the following sentence?
Since you have a car, you can drive us to the airport.
  Transition/conjunction showing effect
  Transition/conjunction showing time
  Transition/conjunction showing cause
     
4. Which kind of transition/conjunction is being used in the following sentence?
Besides having a lot of beautiful scenery, the city also has a great night life.
  Transition/conjunction showing condition
  Transition/conjunction showing effect
  Transition/conjunction adding information
     
5. Which kind of transition/conjunction is being used in the following sentence?
There are many reasons why Jack moved to France; in particular, he wanted to learn French.
  Transition/conjunction adding example
  Transition/conjunction adding information
  Transition/conjunction showing similarity
     
6. Choose the best transition for the following sentence.
We will go to the beach tomorrow ______ the weather is good.
  so
  if
  in fact
     
7. Choose the best transition for the following sentence.
Mary wants to go home, ______ she still has some more work to do.
  and
  then
  but