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HOME > ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISES > Reduced adverb clauses 2

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ONLINE ENGLISH GRAMMAR TEST (self-test)
topic: Reduced adverb clauses 2 | level: Intermediate



Combine the two sentences into ONE sentence, choosing the correct REDUCED ADVERB CLAUSE:

eg: "I was playing tennis. Later, I called my mother. --> After playing tennis, I called my mother."



1. I was driving past the bank. I saw Jeffrey.
I saw Jeffrey ________________.
  after driving past the bank
  before driving past the bank
  while driving past the bank

2. I was camping in the Mojave Desert. I saw lots of snakes.
I saw lots of snakes ________________ in the Mojave desert.
  before camping
  after camping
  while camping

3. She knew I didn't have any money. She paid for my meal.
________________, she paid for my meal.
  While knowing that I didn't have any money
  Knowing that I didn't have any money
  Upon knowing that I didn't have any money

4. She was worried about her son. She called the police.
________________, she called the police.
  Before worrying about her son
  Worried about her son
  While worrying about her son

5. He looked at her. He was hoping she would say something.
He looked at her, ________________.
  hoping she would say something
  before hoping she would say something
  since hoping she would say something

6. Brush you teeth. After that, go to bed.
Don't go to bed ________________ your teeth.
  after brushing
  before brushing
  brushing

7. He finished his homework. He went to bed.
________________, he went to bed.
  After finishing his homework
  While finishing his homework
  Before finishing his homework

8. I finished the book. I lent it to my sister.
________________ the book, I lent it to my sister.
  Since finishing
  While finishing
  After finishing

9. Fiona fell asleep. She was watching TV.
Fiona fell asleep ________________.
  watching TV
  since watching TV
  before watching TV

10. He came to The United States. He has gained 10 pounds.
He has gained 10 pounds ________________.
  before coming to the United States
  since coming to the United States
  while coming to the United States


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