Conjunctions Confusions And Error Correction

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A quiz to clear up some confusions about conjunctions and also to test your detection of errors.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does 'in case' mean?

    • A.

      It's a conjunction that means exactly the same as 'if'.

    • B.

      It's a stronger version of 'if'.

    • C.

      It has a different meaning to 'if'.

    • D.

      In case is used to talk about things we do in order to be ready for possible future situations.

    Correct Answer
    D. In case is used to talk about things we do in order to be ready for possible future situations.
    Explanation
    'In case' is used to discuss actions or preparations done to be prepared for potential future situations. It implies taking precautionary measures to ensure readiness for a possible eventuality.

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  • 2. 

    What does 'in the case' mean?

    • A.

      It means the same as 'in case'.

    • B.

      It means 'in the specific example of'....

    Correct Answer
    B. It means 'in the specific example of'....
  • 3. 

    Which of the two is studied and tested in English 3?

    • A.

      In case

    • B.

      In the case

    Correct Answer
    A. In case
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in case" because it is the preposition that is used to express the purpose or reason for studying and testing in English 3. It suggests that studying and testing in English 3 is done as a precautionary measure or as a way to be prepared for something that might happen in the future.

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  • 4. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      In the case of heavy snowfall, use snow chains.

    • B.

      In case it snows, use snow chains.

    Correct Answer
    A. In the case of heavy snowfall, use snow chains.
    Explanation
    You can't put snow chains on a car before it snows, so the first is correct. The meaning of the sentence is, 'when it snows heavily, use snow chains'.

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  • 5. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      I always keep a bag of emergency items by the door in case there's an earthquake.

    • B.

      I always keep a bag of emergency items by the door in the case of an earthquake.

    Correct Answer
    A. I always keep a bag of emergency items by the door in case there's an earthquake.
    Explanation
    A means: I prepare for earthquakes by keeping an emergency bag. B doesn't make sense: it means when there's an earthquake, I keep an emergency bag by the door. And you can't put one of those together during an earthquake.

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  • 6. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      I always take some extra money in case I lost my purse.

    • B.

      I always take some extra money in case I lose my purse.

    Correct Answer
    B. I always take some extra money in case I lose my purse.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I always take some extra money in case I lose my purse." This sentence is correct because it uses the present tense verb "lose" to match with the present tense verb "take" in the main clause. The use of the present tense indicates a general habit or action that is true in the present and future.

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  • 7. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      I've bought a chicken in case your mother will stay to lunch.

    • B.

      I've bought a chicken in case your mother stays to lunch.

    Correct Answer
    B. I've bought a chicken in case your mother stays to lunch.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I've bought a chicken in case your mother stays to lunch." This sentence is correct because it uses the present tense "stays" to indicate a future possibility. The use of "will stay" in the first option is incorrect because "in case" already implies a future possibility, so the present tense is more appropriate.

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  • 8. 

    In case and if:In case and if are used quite differently: 'I do A in case B happens' --> 'I do A first because B might happen later' Therefore, A happens first. 'I do A if B happens' --> 'I do A if B has already happened'. Therefore, B happens first. e.g. I'm taking an umbrella IN CASE it rains. I'll open my umbrella IF it rains. Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      People insure their houses if they catch fire.

    • B.

      People insure their houses in case they catch fire.

    • C.

      People insure their houses in the case they catch fire.

    Correct Answer
    B. People insure their houses in case they catch fire.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "People insure their houses in case they catch fire." This sentence is correct because "in case" is used to express a precautionary action taken before an event that may or may not happen in the future. In this context, people insure their houses as a precautionary measure in the event that a fire occurs.

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  • 9. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      People call the fire brigade in case their houses catch fire.

    • B.

      People call the fire brigade if their houses catch fire.

    Correct Answer
    B. People call the fire brigade if their houses catch fire.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "People call the fire brigade if their houses catch fire." This sentence correctly uses the word "if" to indicate a conditional statement. It implies that people call the fire brigade only when their houses actually catch fire. The word "in case" suggests a possibility or precaution, rather than a specific condition.

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  • 10. 

    What do 'provided that', 'providing that', 'so long as' and 'as long as' mean?

    • A.

      Exactly the same as 'if'.

    • B.

      A slightly stronger version of if.

    Correct Answer
    B. A slightly stronger version of if.
    Explanation
    'Provided that', 'providing that', 'so long as' and 'as long as' are all conditional phrases that have a similar meaning to 'if'. However, they imply a slightly stronger condition or requirement compared to 'if'. While 'if' suggests a possibility or condition that may or may not be met, these phrases indicate a condition that must be met in order for something to happen or be true. Therefore, the correct answer states that these phrases are a slightly stronger version of 'if'.

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  • 11. 

    Which is correct?

    • A.

      I wish I didn't eat that pasty.

    • B.

      I wish I wouldn't eat that pasty.

    • C.

      I wish I hadn't eaten that pasty.

    Correct Answer
    C. I wish I hadn't eaten that pasty.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I wish I hadn't eaten that pasty." This is the correct form because it expresses a regret about a past action. The use of "hadn't" indicates that the action of eating the pasty occurred before the statement was made. The other options ("I wish I didn't eat that pasty" and "I wish I wouldn't eat that pasty") do not convey the same sense of past regret.

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  • 12. 

    Which two sentences are correct?

    • A.

      I wish England will play better.

    • B.

      I wish England played better.

    • C.

      I wish English would play better.

    • D.

      I wish English had played better.

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. I wish English would play better.
    D. I wish English had played better.
    Explanation
    The two correct sentences are "I wish English would play better" and "I wish English had played better." The first sentence expresses a present unreal condition, indicating a desire for improvement in the future. The second sentence expresses a past unreal condition, indicating a desire for improvement in the past. Both sentences use the appropriate verb tenses to convey the intended meaning.

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  • 13. 

    Which sentence(s) is correct? Choose all the correct options. When you are done with the test, e-mail me your result.

    • A.

      I wish it didn't rain so much.

    • B.

      I wish it would stop raining.

    • C.

      I wish it hadn't been raining yesterday.

    • D.

      She wishes it wouldn't rain so much in June.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. I wish it didn't rain so much.
    B. I wish it would stop raining.
    C. I wish it hadn't been raining yesterday.
    D. She wishes it wouldn't rain so much in June.
    Explanation
    Trick question! Remember, not every sentence will contain an error.

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