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ENGLISH GRAMMAR SELF-TEST
topic: ADVERBS: Conjunctive adverbs | level: Intermediate



Conjunctive adverbs are used mostly in writing. Using these in every-day conversations would be a little too formal. Choose the best, most natural-sounding conjunctive adverb (adverbial conjunction) for each sentence:


1. You need to work harder; ________________, you'll get fired.
  otherwise
  moreover
  instead

2. We wanted to go to Portugal; ________________, we went to Brazil.
  instead
  accordingly
  otherwise

3. He is a very weak president; ________________, most people support him.
  otherwise
  instead
  nevertheless

4. We wanted to go to the beach; ________________, it started to rain and we stayed at home.
  otherwise
  however
  namely

5. She is a very smart woman; ________________, it is not at all surprising that she got the job.
  nevertheless
  similarly
  therefore

6. He has a terrible voice; ________________, he will go down in history as the worst singer ever.
  undoubtedly
  otherwise
  still

7. John has very little money; ________________, his brother Jacob is a millionaire.
  in contrast
  nonetheless
  similarly

8. Roberta didn't have all the ingredients to bake a cake; ________________, she decided to prepare something else.
  finally
  indeed
  therefore

9. He couldn't tell her the truth; ________________, he lied.
  finally
  similarly
  instead

10. I really don't know why he came; ________________, I would tell you.
  otherwise
  instead
  in contrast


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