# Conjunctions Practice Quiz 1

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# Conjunctions Practice Quiz 1

### Introduction

A conjunction is a word or a group of words that joins words, phrases, sentences or clauses etc. Examples: and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so, although, because, since, unless, when, while, where are some of the commonly used conjunctions. Conjunctions Practice Quiz 1 presents some examples of conjunctions in the Q&A format.
For Example – I bought some mangoes and oranges. Give me a pen or a pencil.
The above mentioned bold words are joining words and are called conjunctions. In the first sentence, the conjunction ‘and’ joins two nouns (‘mangoes’ and ‘oranges’). In the second sentence, the conjunction ‘or’ connects two noun phrases.
Conjunctions – There are three kinds of conjunctions 1. Coordinating Conjunctions 2. Subordinate Conjunctions 3. Correlative Conjunctions

### Quiz

Directions (1Q - 5Q): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is (D). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).
Q1. Although they listen to me (A)/ but their actions (B) / prove otherwise (C) / No error (D)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - Replace ‘but’ by ‘yet’
Q2. He treats (A) / us as (B) / slaves (C) / No error (D)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - No error
Q3. Most of the girls are doing (A) / their post graduation because (B) / they may get good husbands (C) / No error (D)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - Replace ‘because’ by ‘so that’
Q4. Such was his pronunciation (A) / as (B) / I could not understand him (C) / No error (D)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - Replace ‘as’ by ‘that’
Q5. He asked (A) / that who (B) / I was (C) / No error (D)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - Delete ‘that’
Directions (1Q - 5Q): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is (D). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).
Q1. He has no chance (A) / than to start (B) / his own business (C) / No error (D)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - Replace ‘than’ by ‘but’
Q2. They had hardly finished (A) / their meals that at once (B) / they resumed their duty (C) / No error (D)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - Replace ‘that’ by ‘when’
Q3. I don’t know whether (A) / Raj is equally (B) / good as Vimal (C) / No error (D)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - Replace ‘equally’ by ‘as’
Q4. He (A) / will return (B) / on either Monday or Tuesday (C) / No error (D)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - Replace ‘on either Monday or Tuesday’ by ‘either on Monday or on Tuesday’
Q5. He is (A) / not honest and not (B) / truthful (C) / No error (D)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - Replace ‘not honest and not’ by ‘neither honest nor’
Directions (1Q - 5Q): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is (E). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).
Q1. Hardly (A) / we had reached (B) / the platform (C) / when the train started. (D) / No Error (E)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - Hardly is followed by 'had' and 'third' form of verb. Proper way should be 'had we reached'.
Q2. Scarcely had the nurse left (A) / after examining (B) / him than (C) / the patient died. (D) / No Error (E)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - 'Scarcely' is always followed by 'when'.
'When' cannot be replaced by 'than' or any other word.
Q3. She had scarcely (A) / finished writing (B) / while she fell (C) / asleep. (D) / No Error (E)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - Replace 'while' with 'when'.
'Scarcely' is always followed by 'when'.
Q4. That store (A) / hadn't hardly (B) / any of the (C) / required products. (D) / No Error (E)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - 'Hardly' itself conveys a negative sense. Use of 'had not' is not required in this case.
Q5. Annie is (A) / either (B) / intelligent (C) / but hard-working. (D) / No Error (E)
A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

Explanation - 'Either..or' is used to show a choice between two alternatives. It refers to one out of the two.

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