Conjunctions – Exercises

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Exercise B1

Choose the correct coordinating or subordinating conjunction to complete the sentences.
Each word can only be used once.

  1. Je mange des fruits c’est bon pour la santé.[I eat fruit because it’s healthy.]|The dependent clause gives a reason → subjunction parce que
  2. Clothilde coiffe sa poupée sa Maman le lui a montré.[Clothilde brushes her doll’s hair the way her mother showed her.]|The dependent clause makes a comparison → comme
  3. Le chat miaule tu le prennes dans tes bras.[The cat meows so that you will pick it up.]|The dependent clause expresses a goal/purpose → pour que
  4. Le voleur sort les dormeurs ne se réveillent.[The thief leaves before the people sleeping wake up.]|anteriority → avant que
  5. Il a volé l’argent personne ne l’aperçoive.[He stole the money without anyone seeing him.]|The dependent clause indicates manner → sans que (of the options given here)

Combine the two clauses into one sentence.
To note: some subjunctions require the subjonctif.

  1. Je suis malade. Je ne vais pas travailler demain.
      parce que  [I’m not going to work tomorrow, because I’m sick.]|Sentence structure remains unchanged.
  2. J’ai demandé à beaucoup de gens. Personne n’a pu m’aider.
      mais  [I asked many people, but no one could help me.]|Sentence structure remains unchanged.
  3. Je dois travailler. Je n’ai pas envie.
      quoique  [I have to work even though I don’t feel like it.]|quoique + subjonctif
  4. Tu me rends visite. Je te montre ma collection.
      si  [I’ll show you my collection if you visit me.]|Sentence structure remains unchanged.
  5. Je t’attends. Tu reviens.
      jusqu’à ce que  [I’ll wait for you until you return.]|jusqu’à ce que + subjonctif
  6. Tu rentres de vacances. Appelle-moi.
      dès que   [Call me as soon as you’re back from your holidays.]|Sentence structure remains unchanged.
  7. Tu as du temps. Nous allons au restaurant.
      quand  [We’ll go to a restaurant when you have time.]|Sentence structure remains unchanged.
  8. Il pleut. Ils restent à la maison.
      donc  [It’s raining, so they’re staying home.]|Sentence structure remains unchanged.
  9. Tu me donnes un livre. Je peux le lire.
      pour que  [You give me a book so that I can read it.]|pour que + subjonctif
  10. Le livre sera livré demain. Je le pense.
      que  [I think the book will be delivered tomorrow.]|le is omitted, because the dependent clause becomes the direct object.