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In each item below, the sentence contains a highlighted connective introducing a condition, followed by a different connective in parentheses. In the blank box under each item, rewrite the sentence, possibly as two new sentences, using the connective in parentheses. Change the meaning as little as possible and be especially careful with your use of negatives.

EXAMPLE

    If the team doesn't draft some better offensive players, we're looking at another unsuccessful season. (unless)

ANSWER

    Unless the team drafts some better offensive players, we're looking at another unsuccessful season.

After you rewrite each sentence, click on ANSWER to compare your sentence with the expected response shown in the answer box at the bottom of the page. (You can click your browser's RELOAD button to clear your typed answers.)

1. Assuming that you don't want to fail this course, you need to begin to work a little harder. (Otherwise) ANSWER
ANSWER: You need to begin to work a little harder. OTHERWISE, you will fail this course.

2. If there's any thunder, her dogs try to hide under the table. (Whenever) ANSWER
ANSWER: WHENEVER there's any thunder, her dogs try to hide under the table.

3. His dad wouldn't let him borrow the car unless he cleaned his room. (Providing that) ANSWER
ANSWER: His dad would let him borrow the car PROVIDING THAT he cleaned his room.

4. Where there's smoke, there's fire. (If) ANSWER
ANSWER: IF there's smoke, there's fire.

5. If you don't turn off the TV, I'm leaving. (Or else) ANSWER
ANSWER: Turn off the TV, OR ELSE I'm leaving.

6. You may borrow my car unless you don't have a license. (Assuming that) ANSWER
ANSWER: You may borrow my car ASSUMING THAT you have a license.