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Language point

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 September, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 September, 2003, 12:00am

A conjunction is a word that joins two sentences together and turns them into one. The most popular conjunction in English is AND. Peter is played by the strings AND his grandfather by the bassoon.


Here are some more conjunctions:


BUT/BECAUSE/SO/UNTIL/ WHEN/AFTER/BEFORE/ ALTHOUGH


Can you choose one of the above conjunctions to join these sentences together?


1. He is careful with his money. He is very rich.


2. I was very happy. My dog died.


3. It began to rain. We arrived at the beach.


4. Tom is dreadful at maths. He is good at history.


5. I eat a lot of fruit. It is good for your health.


6. I finished my homework quickly. I could watch TV.


7. He was lonely. He got a girlfriend.


8. She was so happy. She won the competition in the Young Post.


Answers: although/before/after/but/because/so/until/when


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