TOEIC: Coordinating Conjunctions

Welcome back to some more grammar work! Today is coordinating conjunctions!

Coordinating conjunctions are basically transitional phrases, linking words, phrases or independent clauses. 

And links similar ideas.

We need five tables and forty chairs.

John writes the reports and Mary edits them.

But links contradictory ideas.

The new photocopier was very expensive, but it doesn’t seem to work well.

Or, either ……. or, and neither ….. nor link choices.

You can have either coffee or tea.

They neither answer the phone nor respond to e-mail messages.

  1. For a more productive ad campaign, we need both a new product ________ a creative, imaginative director.
  1. or
  2. either
  3. and
  4. so

2) Contrary to my expectations, Jake has proven himself to be not only ambitious, _________ also hardworking.

  1. or
  2. neither
  3. and
  4. but

3) We can stay at the hospital all night to finish the report, __________ we can come in early tomorrow and finish it then.

  1. or
  2. either
  3. and
  4. but

4) We wanted to hold the meeting at Asoke this year, __________ our manager has already reserved space at the convention center.

  1. and
  2. but
  3. so
  4. not

5) ___________ the main headquarters nor the local branch has any record of the transaction you inquired about.

  1. nor
  2. or
  3. neither
  4. either

6) We would like to hire someone who has a certificate in business ______ at least five years experience in a company similar to ours.

  1. and
  2. but
  3. nor
  4. so

7) You can continue working at this company where you feel under appreciated and underpaid __________ you can start looking for a better position with another company.

  1. and
  2. nor
  3. or
  4. but

8) We originally Asked Mr. Buck to present the sales at the staff meeting, __________ he wasn’t available on that date.

  1. or
  2. either
  3. and
  4. but

9) You can ask either Jack _______ Tim to show you how to use the scanner.

  1. and
  2. or
  3. neither
  4. nor

10) James took the flyers to the printer’s last Monday, ___________ Tina picked them up early this morning.

  1. and
  2. or
  3. so
  4. either

 

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