Linking words

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Linking words - Exercises

Write the sentence again, using the word in brackets. The meaning must stay exactly the same.

1. She is a very good English speaker. You would think it was her nativelanguage. (so)

She is so good English speaker that you would think it was her native language.

* To show RESULT

2. There were so many people in the room that we couldn't move. (such)It was such a crowded room that we couldn’t move.

* When used for emphasis, “such” must be followed by a NOUN or ADJECTIVE+NOUN

3. We missed the film because there was such a lot oftraffic. (so)

There was so much traffic that we missed the film.

* When used for emphasis, “so” must be followed by either and adjective or an adverb and must be linked to an explanation CLAUSE.4. I can't wear this coat in winter, it’s not warm enough. (too)

I can’t wear this coat in winter, it’s too light

* “too” means “more than necessary” and comes BEFORE ADJECTIVES & ADVERBSONLY.

5. When he speaks English, I can't understand what he says. (enough)

I can’t understand enough what he says when he speaks English.

* “enough” goes AFTER ADJECTIVES & ADVERBS but BEFORENOUNS.

6. We lost the match although we the better team. (despite)

We lost the match despite being the better team.

* “Despite” must be followed by a NOUN, PRONOUN (this, that, what,etc.) or -ING

7. In spite of not having eaten for 24 hours, I didn't feel hungry. (even though)

Even though I had not eaten for 24 hours, I didn’t feel hungry.

* “Even though” is a strongerform of “although”.

8. Despite her injured foot, she managed to walk to the village. (although)

Although her foot was injured, she managed to walk to the village.

* “Although” must join twoclauses, but it’s position can change. It can either start a sentence or come in the middle.

9. The football match is still going on. (yet)

The football match has not finished yet.

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