Choose the best answer.
_______ he had a broken leg, he continued to go to class.
In spite of the fact that
In spite of
Some people are fat, _______ others are thin.
in spite of
_______ some students think physics is easy, others find it difficult.
Do you want to walk? The rain has stopped.
_______ the rain’s stopped, do you want to walk?
As long as
_______ it’s raining, I think I’ll stay at home.
On the other hand
_______ Monday is a national holiday, all government offices will be closed.
I’ll eat lunch with you _______ there is enough for both of us.
We’ll get along just fine _______ he minds his own business.
as long as
Apparently Betty is jealous ______ I get better grades than she does.
_______ I apologized, he looked as if he wanted to strangle me.
The government puts up taxes _______ get more money from us.
in order to
I wrote down the address _______ I wouldn’t forget it.
so as to
Roy talks _______ nonsense that no one listens to him any more.
She doesn’t mind working overtime _______ she’s paid for it.
as a result
We have to do the job _______ we like it or not.
I did my homework _______ our teacher had instructed.
in order that
for fear that
I’ll give you my telephone number _______ you want to get in touch with me again.
I obeyed her _______ she should be angry.
Please turn down the TV. I want to be able to get to sleep. Please turn down the TV so that _______.
I am getting to sleep
I’ll be able to sleep
I could get to sleep
I can get to sleep
Please be quiet so that _______.
the teacher will get angry
I can hear what the teacher is saying
I heard what the teacher said
to hear what the teacher is saying
Mike decided to become an anthropologist _______.
so he can study the life of a primitive tribe
that’s why he will watch the documentary film on a primitive tribe
after he saw a documentary film on a primitive tribe
due to the fact that the film is- on a primitive tribe
“Having seen that film before, she wants to see a different one.” means: _______ .
As she has seen a different film before, she can see this film
Because she’s seen that film before, she wants to go to different
As she’d seen that film before, she wanted to see a different one
Because she wants to see that film, she can watch it
“Having worked all day, I was tired last night.” means: _______.
As I had worked all day, I was feeling tired last night
I worked tiringly hard all day yesterday
Since I’ve worked all day, I am tired now
Because I was tired last night, I worked all day
“I got to the airport at 9.15. My plane left ten minutes later.” means: _______.
My plane had left ten minutes ago
Before I got to the airport, my plane had taken off
I got to the airport just before my plane left
I couldn’t catch my plane
Since he’s not interested in classical music, he _______.
hasn’t gone to the concert
would have gone to the concert
had decided not to go to the concert
was supposed to go to the concert
_______ the semester is finished, I’m going to rest a few days and then take a trip.
In order to
This is _______ book that I don’t think I’ll finish it.
such a boring
I can’t repair the dishwasher myself _______.
that it has broken down
because I had it repaired
so I will get someone to do it for me
unless the repairman had helped me
I’ve gained _______ weight that I can’t wear any of my old clothes.
I’ve met _______ people in the last few days that I can’t possibly remember all of their names.
Ever since I was a child, I _______ afraid of dogs.
Janet’s contact lens popped out while she _______.
has been playing
Be sure to reread your composition for errors before you _______ it in to the teacher tomorrow.
By the time I leave this city, I _______ here for ten years.
would have lived
will have lived
“We can’t leave now. We have to wait Peggy.” means: _______.
We can’t leave because Peggy isn’t here
We must leave now, because Peggy is waiting for us
Peggy is waiting; we can’t leave
We must stay here until Peggy arrives
“_______ the terrible weather, we enjoyed ourselves.
“My roommate walked into the room. Immediately, I knew that something was wrong.” means: _______ I knew that something was wrong.
As soon as my roommate entered the room,
Before my roommate walked into the room,
By the time my roommate came into the room,
After my roommate came into the room,
_______ the harm she’s done him, he still loves her.
_______ hard I try, I still can’t do it.
_______ quickly you work, you’ll never catch up.
You’d better leave now. _______, you’ll have to get a taxi home.
He left school at sixteen, _______ he has had no real education.
She didn’t seem to recognize me _______ we had never met.
The food may be good at the Harvard but it’s _______ expensive.
quite a lot
People normally treat you just_______ you treat them.
He acted strangely, _______ he was frightened.
The weather was _______ bad _______ we didn’t go to the seaside.
such / then
very / that
so / that
too / that
It was hot, _______ I didn’t need my coat.
She doesn’t like phones in living rooms, and _____ does her sister.
____ everybody seemed to be out of cigarettes, I passed mine round.
In order that
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