Conjunctions – Free Exercise

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

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