ENGLISH GRAMMAR SELF-TEST
topic: ADVERBS: Conjunctive adverbs 2 | level: Intermediate/Advanced



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. He tried his best; ________________, he couldn't pass the exam.
  still
  otherwise
  subsequently

2. I will try to get a discount; ________________, I won't buy this TV.
  subsequently
  otherwise
  still

3. He is a very unlikeable person; ________________, most people seem to like him.
  otherwise
  subsequently
  still

4. We got to the beach; ________________, we swam in the ocean.
  then
  nevertheless
  besides

5. He is great tennis player; ________________, he couldn't beat Roger Federer.
  then
  besides
  nevertheless

6. I totally disagree with his interpretation; ________________, he's no authority on the subject.
  then
  besides
  nevertheless

7. George makes a lot of money; ________________, he's a very stingy person.
  nevertheless
  then
  besides

8. Frank didn't give his brothers presents; ________________, he gave each of them an envelope with $50.
  subsequently
  instead
  also

9. I don't like her face; ________________, she smokes, which is something I hate.
  instead
  also
  subsequently

10. James finished his degree at Oxford University; ________________, he settled in London and took up a position with a large international bank.
  instead
  also
  subsequently


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