by Kitty Nash
Click on the coordinating conjunction(s) in each sentence.
I have a terrible cough , but this cough syrup and those cough drops are helping . ? 2.
Jordan has a hard time with math and reading , yet he keeps on trying . ? 3.
I was late to class , so I had to sit in the back of the room and try to catch up . ? 4.
That new movie has a lot of action and suspense , but I didn't think it was believable . ? 5.
Would you like Italian or ranch dressing on your salad ?
Decide if the bold-faced conjunction is connecting words, phrases, or clauses.
If we go kayaking on the river, we can see some interesting animals and get some exercise. ( words / phrases / clauses ) ? 7.
I emptied my entire backpack, yet I still couldn't find my pencil. ( words / phrases / clauses ) ? 8.
Some people buy a new car every year, so we might be able to find a good deal on a pre-owned car. ( words / phrases / clauses ) ? 9.
I think I put your sweater in my closet or in the laundry room. ( words / phrases / clauses ) ? 10.
My neighbor's dog is loud and obnoxious. ( words / phrases / clauses ) Correlative Conjunctions
Click on the correlative conjunctions in the sentences. Make sure to click on all the parts.
I think that neither CDs nor MP3s sound as good as vinyl records . ? 12.
I am not sure whether to go to the movies tonight or to stay home and watch television . ? 13.
Those dogs are not only powerful protectors but also gentle playmates for young children . ? 14.
I would like either a slice of cake or a milkshake for dessert . ? 15.
My new car is both fuel efficient and fun looking . Parallel Ideas
Click on the first word in each item in the series. This will make them look like a list. Then decide if they are correct or not.
I have one cookie for you , one for your sister , and I have six for me . ( correct / incorrect ) ? 17.
I want to go skating in the park , and Laurie wants to go bicycling by the beach , so we will stay home and watch a movie . ( correct / incorrect ) ? 18.
Those dragons are large , frightening , and hungry . ( correct / incorrect ) ? 19.
The storm is causing the waves to crash , the dunes to erode , and the birds to hide . ( correct / incorrect ) ? 20.
Chasing each other , running after the ball , and on the playground , the preschoolers were having a wonderful time . ( correct / incorrect ) Conjunctive Adverbs
Click on the conjunctive adverb or parenthetical expression in each sentence.
You students have worked hard on your science fair projects ; likewise , the judges have worked hard to evaluate them . ? 22.
I think it would be fun to go to Canada this summer ; on the other hand , Mexico would be fun too . ? 23.
You should write your essay tonight ; otherwise , you will have homework this weekend . ? 24.
Our plane was delayed by thunderstorms ; finally , we landed three hours late . ? 25.
My electricity went off , my alarm didn't ring , and the taxi took forever to get to the airport ; furthermore , the plane was delayed several hours . Subordinating Conjunctions
Click on the subordinating conjunction in each sentence. Make sure to include all the words in multi-word conjunctions.
It looks as if it will snow . ? 27.
Before you book that international flight , make sure your passport is up to date . ? 28.
Those rose bushes are looking very healthy though they do need some trimming . ? 29.
As soon as my jeans are dry , I will be ready to go . ? 30.
I still try to visit my grandfather every week even if he usually doesn't recognize me anymore .
Click to punctuate each sentence. Some sentences may not need any punctuation added. Some sentences may need punctuation marks removed.
Before , my , grandparents , built , this , house , they , lived , in , a , small , apartment , downtown. ( correct as is ) ? 32.
Whenever , I , hear , that , song , I , can't , keep , my , foot , from , tapping. ( correct as is ) ? 33.
We , will , be , able , to , see , the , zoo's , otters , playing , as , long , as , it , is , not , their , nap , time. ( correct as is ) ? 34.
We , decided , to , make , our , treehouse , out , of , reclaimed , lumber , though , it , might , have , been , easier , to , just , order , new , lumber. ( correct as is ) ? 35.
I , love , visiting , London , because , I , enjoy , all , the , museums , there. ( correct as is ) Other Words as Conjunctions
Click on the word acting as a conjunction in the sentence.
Is this the dog that bit you ? ? 37.
Give the package to whomever you want . ? 38.
The choir members are the ones to whom you need to give those robes . ? 39.
I will enjoy whichever movie you choose . ? 40.
Time was the reason why we weren't able to finish .
As / As if Versus Like
Choose the word that best fills in the blank.
I want to spend this vacation relaxing I've told you before. ( like / as ) ? 42.
I feel I have met you before. ( like / as if ) ? 43.
It feels time has slowed to a stop. ( like / as though ) ? 44.
The red in that shirt looks the poppies I saw growing in Spain. ( like / as though ) ? 45.
I only eat green vegetables spinach, asparagus, and lettuce. ( like / such as ) Interjections
Click on the interjections in the following sentences.
What ? He forgot it again ? ? 47.
Darn , I forgot to grab my jacket . ? 48.
Nonsense , that's no more homework than you had last night . ? 49.
Hello , I am going to be your tour guide on this visit . ? 50.
Ouch ! That was my foot !
Click the space after each interjection as many times as needed to get the correct punctuation mark. One click for a comma, two for a period, three for an exclamation mark, and four for a question mark.
Shucks , . ! ? it , . ! ? was , . ! ? no , . ! ? trouble , . ! ? to , . ! ? do , . ! ? that , . ! ? for , . ! ? you. ? 52.
Eureka , . ! ? I , . ! ? solved , . ! ? the , . ! ? mystery! ? 53.
Congratulations , . ! ? you , . ! ? got , . ! ? first , . ! ? place , . ! ? in , . ! ? the , . ! ? writing , . ! ? contest. ? 54.
Duh , . ! ? I , . ! ? knew , . ! ? that , . ! ? was , . ! ? the , . ! ? right , . ! ? answer. ? 55.
Can , . ! ? I , . ! ? go , . ! ? over , . ! ? to , . ! ? Maci's , . ! ? house? , . ! ? Please , . ! ?