Class 12 English Grammar Unit 14 Connectives Exercise

Class 12 English Grammar Unit 14 Connectives Exercise

Unit 14 Grammar 

Words are joined together by conjunctions when two sentences or two topics are joined.

Different Types of Conjunctions:
1. Addition in conjunction: and, both-and, as well as, also, besides, moreover, too, not only-but, also.
2. The place conjunctions : wherever, where
3. Time conjunctions: when, whenever, as long as, no earlier than, up to, since, since, since, while, as soon as.
4. Conjunction of Objectives: that, lest, and therefore.
5. Conjunction of Outcome and Impact: that
6. Conjunction of Conditions: given that, if, when, and so on.
7. Concession and contrast in conjunction: though/although-yet, even though, but, yet, notwithstanding, in spite of.
8. The use of the conjunctions as, because, since, and consequently.
9. Comparison conjunctions: than, as-as, so-as, to
10. Alternative and Choice Conunction: Either-Or, Neither-Nor.

A. Join the following pairs of sentences using when and while. 

a. Bibha Kumari was doing her homework. The doorbell rang. 

- Bibha Kumari was doing her homework when the doorbell rang. 

- The doorbell rang while Bibha Kumari was doing her homework. 


b. I heard the telephone ring. I picked it up. 

-When I heard the telephone ring, I picked it up. 


c. Dil Maya found a thousand rupee note. She was washing her pants. 

-Dil Maya found a thousand rupee note while she was washing her pants. 

-Dil Maya was washing her pants when she found a thousand rupees note. 


d. Tenjing gave his measurements to the dressmaker. He was visiting the market yesterday. 

- Tenjing gave his measurements to the dressmaker while he was visiting the market yesterday. 

- Tenjing was visiting the market yesterday when he gave his measurements to the dressmaker. 


e. I was at the butcher's shop.I met Harikala. 

I was at the butcher's shop when I met Harikala. 


f. The sales agent was dealing with the customer. A thief stole the jewels. 

The sales agent was dealing with the customer when a thief stole the jewels. 

Athief stole the jewels while the sales agent was dealing with the customer. 


g. My small brother was sleeping. I played chess with my father. 

My small brother was sleeping when I played chess with my father. 

I played chess with my father while my small brother was sleeping. 


h. The old lady fell down. She was climbing up the stairs. 

- The old lady fell down while she was climbing up the stairs. 

- The old lady was climbing up the stairs when she fell down. 


I. The leader was giving a speech loudly. He lost his voice. -The leader was giving a speech loudly when he lost his voice. 

- The leader lost his voice while he was giving a speech loudly. 


J. Kanchan broke her backbone. She was lifting up the load. -Kanchan broke her backbone while she was lifting up the load. -Kanchan was lifting up the load when she broke her backbone.


B. Study the following sentences. 

Now, fill in the blanks with one of the connectives from the box. 

a. We didn't go for a morning walk today ............... it was raining - as 

b. I wanted to go home early .............. I was not feeling well. - because 

C. My brother stayed at home................his illness. -because of 

d. I was late in the class .................traffic jam. - because of 

E. He didn't like dogs................he was not happy when his wife brought a puppy home. -as 

F. He was not included in the team ..............his knee injury. - due to 

G. ...............I was tired, so I went to bed early. -as 

h. He was very unhappy ............he lost one million rupees in the share market. - because 

I. We canceled our trip to Rara Lake ...................... the bad weather.- due to 

j. These two lines intersect with each other. ..............they are not parallel lines. -because




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