Complex Sentences Test
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1. John sent his sons to a boarding school ______ to have some peace.

so as
while
that

2. When we ______ shopping, I'll buy you something nice.

go
to go
will go

3. He went to Amsterdam ______ to buy diamonds.

in order
as
as soon as

4. This car is fast, ______ it is also very noisy.

in spite
despite
but

5. No sooner had she left the building than the fire ______ out.

broke
breaks
will break

6. Ships carry lifeboats ______ the crew can escape if the ship sinks.

so that
as for
for

7. ______ of being tired, Jeff went to the party.

Although
Despite
In spite

8. She usually ______ a book to her little daughter before the girl goes to sleep.

reads
will read
have read

9. He got married last year. His brother had got married two years ______.

ago
since
before

10. The storm broke ______ the climbers were running for shelter.

as
during
before

11. He left his gun outside ______ not to frighten us.

while
in order
than

12. If he ______ mathematics he wouldn’t have had a chance to qualify for a better job.

didn’t study
not studied
hadn’t studied

13. She left work early ______ she had to be at home when he arrived.

because
such as
since

14. A: Could you do the shopping for me, please?
B: Certainly, but only after I ______ washing the car.

have finished
had finished
will finish

15. If she gave up work she ______ have more time with the children.

won’t
wouldn’t
doesn’t

16. He ______ shown his new boss what a careful worker he was if he hadn’t taken
much more trouble over the figures than he usually did.

wouldn’t have
won’t have
hadn’t

17. This knife has a cork handle ______ it will float if it falls overboard.

so that
because
in order

18. I can't pay the bills ______ my boss gives me my wages.

until
as soon as
as long as

19. A: Why didn't you come to work last week?
B: I had ______ bad cold that I stayed in bed all week.

such a
such
so

20. We have not seen him ______.

as long as he left university
until he graduated of university
since he graduated from university



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