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Appropriate Connectives

Each item below offers a choice, in a pull-down menu, of four connectives for expressing various logical relationships. For each numbered item, select the connective that best fits in the sentence. After you select a connective, an answer box at the bottom of the page will give you feedback.

1. the price of gas, we're planning a cross-country car trip.
Since: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
Accordintly: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
Subsequent to: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
Notwithstanding: CORRECT! NOTWITHSTANDING the price of gas, we are planning a cross-country car trip.

2. He's earning as much money as possible now  he can retire early.
so that: CORRECT! He is earning as much money as possible now SO THAT he can retire early.
as soon as: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
in addition to: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
subsequent: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN

3. She was failing the course;  she withdrew.
Unless: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
So that: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
Consequently: CORRECT! She was failing the course; CONSEQUENTLY, she withdrew.
Furthermore: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN

4. the roof leaks, you have a serious problem.
Whenever: CORRECT! WHENEVER the roof leaks, you have a serious problem.
Unless: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
Therefore: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
As a result of: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN

5. I don't know which colleges to apply to; what is RIT like?
Thus: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
Then: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
Because: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN
For instance: CORRECT! I dont know which colleges to apply to; FOR INSTANCE, what is RIT like?