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Additive and Oppositional

Each item below offers a choice, in a pull-down menu, of three connectives for expressing various additive and oppositional/contrastive relationships. For each numbered item, select the connective that best fits in the sentence (or pair of sentences). After you select a connective, an answer box at the bottom of the page will give you feedback.

1. We're tired of it  we're not going to take it any more.
And: CORRECT! We are tired of it AND we are not going to take it any more
But: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Whereas: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.

2. We're tired of it. , it's almost over.
Similary: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Moreover: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
However: CORRECT! We are tired of it. HOWEVER, its almost over.

3. I'm starving. I'll take a slice of ham  the roast beef.
As well: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Instead of: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
In addition to: CORRECT! I am hungry. I'll take a slice of ham IN ADDITION TO the roast beef.

4. I'm not very hungry. I'll have a salad  the roast beef sandwich.
As well: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Instead of: CORRECT! Im not very hungry. I'll have a salad INSTEAD OF the roast beef sandwich.
In addition to: INCORRECT! TRY AGAIN.

5. The conference will not be held in Las Vegas; , it will be in Portland.
Nevertheless: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Also: INCORRECT! TRY AGAIN.
Instead: CORRECT! The conference will not be held in Las Vegas; INSTEAD, it will be in Portland.

6. I'm only taking 12 credits this semester last semester when I took 18 credits.
Though: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Despite: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
As opposed to: CORRECT! Im only taking 12 credits this semester AS OPPOSED to last semester when I took 18 credits.

7. The jackpot in the lottery this week is $20 million or $26 million.
Either: CORRECT! The jackpot in the lottery this week is EITHER $20 million or $26 million.
Both: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Neither: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.

8. Of the three beds, Goldilocks found only one that was just right. It was too big nor too small.
Either: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Both: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Neither: CORRECT! Of the three beds, Goldilocks found only one that was just right. It was NEITHER too big nor too small.

9. I worked before going to college. my brother, who went straight to college from high school.
But contrast: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
In contrast to: CORRECT! I worked before going to college in contrast to my brother, who went straight to college from high school.
Similarly: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.

10. being the class president in high school, Vincent had a tough time in his freshman year in college.
Besides: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Instead of: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Inspite of: CORRECT! IN SPITE of being the class president in high school, Vincent had a tough time in his freshman year in college.