Coordinating Conjunctions Exercises

Coordinating conjunctions are used to connect sentences, phrases or clauses of equal rank. Coordinating Conjunctions are of four types –

  • Cumulative – and, both….and, also, too, as well as, not only….but also, no less than
  • Alternative – or, either….or, neither….nor, otherwise, else
  • Adversative – but, still, yet, however, nevertheless, only, whereas
  • Illative – so, for, therefore, then
Coordinating Conjunctions Worksheets

Coordinating Conjunctions Exercises


Coordinating Conjunctions Exercise #1


  1. Rini…………….. Sita went to school.
  2. The king died………….his son ascended the throne.
  3. Make haste,……………..you will be late.
  4. “Do…………………die”.
  5. Tapas Sen is a brave man,………………..he does not feel afraid.

Answers

  1. Rini and Sita went to school.
  2. The king died and his son ascended the throne.
  3. Make haste, or you will be late.
  4. “Do or die”.
  5. Tapas Sen is a brave man, so he does not feel afraid.

Coordinating Conjunctions Exercise #2


  1. Rahim was ill,…………….he could not come to school.
  2. Read …………………you will fail.
  3. I shall go there………………..they will come here.
  4. He played well ……………………got the prize.
  5. He got the medicine ……………………left the place.

Answers

  1. Rahim was ill, so he could not come to school.
  2. Read or you will fail.
  3. I shall go there or they will come here.
  4. He played well and got the prize.
  5. He got the medicine and left the place.

Coordinating Conjunctions Exercise #3


  1. …………….she……………..her parents did this work.
  2. This man is dishonest, ……………………Piyali will not deal with him.
  3. The air is cool now, …………………it is raining.
  4. I see, …………………, we should start at once.
  5. …………………my father……………….. I must go.

Answers

  1. Either she or her parents did this work.
  2. This man is dishonest, therefore Piyali will not deal with him.
  3. The air is cool now, for it is raining.
  4. I see, then, we should start at once.
  5. Either my father or I must go.

Coordinating Conjunctions Exercise #4


  1. Tony is poor………………….honest.
  2. He is sad………………..hopeful.
  3. Tulika is very rich, but…………………he is not contented.
  4. The matter was painful, …………………, he did not complain.
  5. Everyone was against her; ………………………., she stuck to his point.

Answers

  1. Tony is poor but honest.
  2. He is sad but hopeful.
  3. Tulika is very rich, but still (yet) he is not contented.
  4. The matter was painful, still, he did not complain.
  5. Everyone was against her; however (nevertheless), she stuck to his point.

Coordinating Conjunctions Exercise #5


  1. India played well, ……………………they lost the match.
  2. Life is full of tears…………………….none wishes to die.
  3. He worked hard, …………………., he failed.
  4. Everyone opposed me, …………………, I did not lose heart.
  5. He was very much annoyed, …………………., he kept quiet.

Answers

  1. India played well, yet they lost the match.
  2. Life is full of tears yet none wishes to die.
  3. He worked hard, still, he failed.
  4. Everyone opposed me, nevertheless, I did not lose heart.
  5. He was very much annoyed, however, he kept quiet.

Coordinating Conjunctions Exercise #6


  1. Pinaki tried hard,……………he failed.
  2. I would help you, ……………….I am too busy.
  3. The rich are making merry, ……………….the poor are dying of starvation.
  4. He is rich……………………his brother is poor.
  5. He could…………….stand up………………..lie down.

Answers

  1. Pinaki tried hard, but he failed.
  2. I would help you, only I am too busy.
  3. The rich are making merry, whereas the poor are dying of starvation.
  4. He is rich whereas his brother is poor.
  5. He could neither stand up nor lie down.

Coordinating Conjunctions Exercise #7


  1. Nina is……………….foolish……………….ignorant.
  2. They………………love………………..respect this great man.
  3. Both he……………….his brother will go.
  4. The boy, …………………the girl, is guilty.
  5. He tried hard……………….he could win the game.

Answers

  1. Nina is neither foolish nor ignorant.
  2. They both love and respect this great man.
  3. Both he and his brother will go.
  4. The boy, as well as the girl, is guilty.
  5. He tried hard so he could win the game.

Coordinating Conjunctions Exercise #8


  1. I am not going out, ………………..Rima will come now.
  2. Piyush was found guilty, …………….he was hanged.
  3. Dipali ……………….her brother is honest.
  4. The teacher, ……………….his students, was invited.
  5. Men like ………………wealth ………………..social position.

Answers

  1. I am not going out, for Rima will come now.
  2. Piyush was found guilty, therefore he was hanged.
  3. Dipali as well as her brother is honest.
  4. The teacher, as well as his students, was invited.
  5. Men like not only wealth but also social position.

Coordinating Conjunctions Exercise #9


  1. Tom plays…………..the drum……………….the flute.
  2. ……………..he………….his father was guilty.
  3. I will not give him this pen, …………………even his sister.
  4. Leave the place, ……………………, you will be caught.
  5. Do what you are told, …………………., you will be punished.

Answers

  1. Tom plays not only the drum but also the flute.
  2. Neither he nor his father was guilty.
  3. I will not give him this pen, nor even his sister.
  4. Leave the place, otherwise, you will be caught.
  5. Do what you are told, otherwise, you will be punished.

Coordinating Conjunctions Exercise #10


  1. Try hard………………., you will fail.
  2. Run,……………..you will be late.
  3. She was…………………accused…………………convicted.
  4. ……………….he but his mother………………..will go there.
  5. Kamal, ………………..his father, is an experienced man.

Answers

  1. Try hard otherwise, you will fail.
  2. Run, else you will be late.
  3. She was not only accused but also convicted.
  4. Not only he but his mother also will go there.
  5. Kamal, no less than his father, is an experienced man.

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