English grammar

Module 7:

Review Conjunctions and Interjections

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English grammar
English grammar

Coordinate Conjunctions

Directions:
Click on the coordinating conjunction(s) in each sentence.
1.
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?
Directions:
Decide if the bold-faced conjunction is connecting words, phrases, or clauses.
6.
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

Directions:
Click on the correlative conjunctions in the sentences. Make sure to click on all the parts.
11.
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

Directions:
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.
16.
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

Directions:
Click on the conjunctive adverb or parenthetical expression in each sentence.
21.
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

Directions:
Click on the subordinating conjunction in each sentence. Make sure to include all the words in multi-word conjunctions.
26.
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.
Directions:
Click to punctuate each sentence. Some sentences may not need any punctuation added. Some sentences may need punctuation marks removed.
31.
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

Directions:
Click on the word acting as a conjunction in the sentence.
36.
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

Directions:
Choose the word that best fills in the blank.
41.
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

Directions:
Click on the interjections in the following sentences.
46.
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!
Directions:
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.
51.
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  ,.!?
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