Connector Exercises for SSC

Complete the following sentences with the suitable linking words

If and Because That both Besides so
  1. Teaching is such a profession (a)–helps to build a nation. A teacher is (b)–a guide (c)–a pioneer. He has to dedicate to this noble profession in order to guide the nation. (d)–he is called an architect of a new society. (e)–he neglects his duties, social discipline will break down.
while so besides first of all such as last of all rather
  1. English is the most widely used international language. (a)–communicating with the foreigners, we cannot but use this language. There are certain jobs in the country (b)–the jobs of a pilot, a postman, a telephone operator etc. where English is very essential. (c)–a student wishing to go abroad must learn English. (d)–the importance of learning English in our country cannot be ignored. (e)–we should put high importance on learning English.
at the same time so but besides for instance last of all otherwise

3.The rapid growth of population must be controlled. (a)–all sorts of attempts to solve food problem will fail. (b)–we have to increase our food production very rapidly. We may mostly solve our food problem by changing our traditional food habit. (c)–we can take potato instead of rice. (d)–it is high time we changed our eating habit. (e) –knowledge of nutritive value of food can help solve our food problem.

but in fact for example firstly because though namely
  1. Population problem is the burning question of Bangladesh. (a)–it can be a termed as number one problem. (b)–the population of a country is an asset, it has become a great problem in our country (c)–the country cannot afford to give people the basic necessaries of life. (d)–food, clothing, education, medicine and shelter are the basic necessaries of life. (e)–our country cannot provide these equally to all.
until because but and  as though when as if
  1. There are six seasons in the year. Winter season is a remarkable season. A winter morning is cool (a)–misty. (b)–I get up from bed early in the morning, I have to face some problems. Nature looks pale(c)–the sun rises. (d)–the sun rises, the fog disappears gradually(e)–there are some difficulties, I like it.
therefore firstly finally But besides That similarly 
  1. The paragraph and essay are different from each other. (a)–there are some difficulties between them. (b)–the paragraph has a topic sentence to introduce the main idea. Secondly it has a number of sentences in the middle to develop that idea. (c)–there is a concluding sentence in it to bring the main idea to a close, (d)–the eassy also consists of a beginning, middle and an end. It is, (e)–obvious that the paragraph and the essay share some common features in respect of the structures.
besides since so that because anyway which that both as
  1. The importance of English can hardly be exaggerated (a)–it is a global language. We need to learn it for higher studies (b)–books of almost all faculties of knowledge are written English. (c)–if we do not know English, we will fail to keep pace with the progressive forces of the world. (d)–learning and teaching English in Bangladesh suffer serious set-backs (e)–most of the learners are not keen to learn it.
other than along with so as as well as Both that
  1. An ideal student should have such qualities (a)–would attract other students to follow him. He should be punctual (b)–well-disciplined. He should not waste his time and energy in anything (c)–his studies. Besides an ideal students should be polite and well-behaved with all (d)–in his institutions and outside. His polite and gentle behaviour (e)–academic excellence makes him dear to teachers and students.
when though so if but besides and
  1. Trees are very useful to us. They help us in many ways. They give us oxygen, food and shade. (a)–they protect us from air pollution. (b)–many people are not aware of this. They are cutting down trees every moment without consideration. (c)–they continue to do it, one day there will be no trees left on earth. (d)–this really happens, our lives will be at stake. (e)–, we should stop this practice immediately and grow more and more trees for our own survival.
although in order to if that as

10.Most of our students cannot write out their examination paper fairly. (a)–they cannot understand the questions properly, they often beat about the bush and cram their answers with irrelevant and unnecessary details. (b)–teacher suggest (c)–their answer should be brief and precise, they often lengthen these unnecessarily. (d)–get expected marks you all should understand the question well and answer them to the point. Don’t worry (e)–you answers are fairly short.

because and so that but that which
  1. As a human being, man has a lot of duties to mankind. To perform his duties, he has to select a profession, a future career. I have also selected my future career (a) — I can reach my goal. There are varieties of careers (b) — can give riches, name and fame. (c) — I have selected a simple one. It is teaching. (d) — teachers are the builders of nations, they can reform the society (e) — lead the nation skillfully.
therefore and when but that
  1. Alexander was only twenty years old (a) — he came to the throne. (b) — even as a child he had shown fierce courage, a thirst for knowledge (c) — a desire to conquer. He believed (d) — like Achilles, he too had gods as his ancestors and that he, (e) —, had a divine right to conquer and rule the world.
after whether but so so that if
  1. A miser got some money (a) — he was not happy with it. He was in constant fear (b) — thieves and
    robbers should steal it. (c) — he thought it necessary to devise some steps (d) — no one might get scent of it and steal it. (e) — much thought he bought a lump of gold with all his money and buried it at a secret place.
however but which otherwise although as

14. Every citizen has some duties and responsibilities for his country and nation, (a) — most of the people are indifferent to these. We have achieved our freedom and national identity at the cost of a tremendous sacrifice (b) — is still evaluated nationally, (c) — some unpatriotic people seem to be forgetful of our national history. (d) — we all should render selfless service for society. (e) —, we will be hated by our future generations.

for example both or along with in order to

15.The world we live in is full of things (a) — natural and manmade. Both natural and manmade things constitute our environment. Any abnormal change in chemical, physical (b) — biological characteristics of the environment is called pollution. It causes a lot of harm to mankind. (c) —, it creates health hazards to a greater extent. So, some effective and positive measures should be taken (d) — prevent environment pollution. We (e) — the government should take a hand to create a better environment for living on Earth.

and or as but beside

16.People usually want to have their own way. They want to think and act (a) — they like. (b) —, one cannot have one’s own way all the time. A person cannot live in an environment without considering the interest of others (c) — his own interest. People in society may take their own decision, (d) — these decisions ought not to be unjust (e) — harmful to others.

therefore both that and if so

17.Teaching is such a profession (a) — helps to build a nation. A teacher is (b) — a guide (c) — a pioneer. He has to dedicate to this noble profession in order to guide the nation. (d) —, he is called an architect of a new society. (e) — he neglects his duties, social discipline will break down.

both that though that that

18.(a) — flood is considered to be a natural calamity, it is no doubt a blessing for the people. It is considered to be a blessing in the sense (b) — it makes the soil alluvial. Flood scatters silt over land (c) — makes the soil fertile. So it can be said (d) — flood has (e) — constructive and destructive sides.

so when similarly undoubtedly if

19.(a) — discipline is the secret of success in every sphere of life. A society in which there is no discipline is sure to sink into anarchy. (b) — in the playground the players do not observe the rules of the game and do not obey the captain, they are sure to lose the game. (c) — in our daily life we are to observe certain rules. (d) — we go to a railway station to buy tickets, we have to form a queue to get the ticket. (e) — a student has to maintain discipline strictly.

if where in case of so that

20.Population problem is a burning question of Bangladesh. (a) — it can be termed as number one problem of the country. It is a matter of wonder (b) — totally opposite scenario is seen in the developed countries (c) — each and every citizen is considered to be an asset. (d) — we want to solve this problem, there is no alternative to turning our huge population into manpower. (e) — our failure to do so, we will lag behind.

but as but beside and or

21.People usually want to have their own way. They want to think and act (a) — they like. (b) —, one cannot have one’s own way all the time. A person cannot live in an environment without considering the interest of others (c) — his own interest. People in society many take their own decision, (d) — these decisions ought not to be unjust (e) — harmful to others.

indeed which because of as a result and

22.Globalization is a term (a) — is commonly used by man. (b) —, it is a process of expanding trade and commerce all over the world creating a borderless market. (c) — global development, we have conquered the time (d) — distance. (e) —, we can now learn what is happening in the farthest corner of the world.

secondly first of all as a result moreover but

23.Almost all countries of the world suffer from the curse of unemployment problem. (a) — nowhere in the world thisproblem is so acute as in our country. There are many reasons behind it. (b) —, our country is industrially backward. (c) —, our system of education fails to give a student an independent start of life. It has little provision for vocational training. (d) — our students and youths have a false sense of dignity. (e) — they run after higher level jobs only.

but but moreover undoubtedly besides

24.Many schools have a uniform. (a) — students sometimes do not like the idea of wearing uniforms. However, there are arguments for and against. One argument for school uniform is that you have to waste time in the morning thinking what to put on. (b) —, if pupils were allowed to wear clothes according to their own choice, they would tend to wear expensive clothes. (c) —, some clothes may not be suitable for schools. (d) —, a persons choice of clothes reflects his/her personality and taste. (e) — wearing a school dress does not allow a person to express his/her individuality in this way.

otherwise even so hence who

25.Honesty is a noble virtue. The man (a) — possesses this rare quality is the happiest person in the world. To win people’s trust, a person must be honest. (b) — nobody will believe him. (c) — Allah helps the honest people. (d) — children should be taught honesty from the beginning of life. (e) — children should be brought up among the honest people.

when which but and who as so

26. There is hardly anybody (a)—does not like flowers. Flowers are symbols of beauty and purity. Flowers are of many kinds.(b)—of them the rose is the best one. People like it most (c)—-it has sweet fragrance and beauty.(d)—flowers bloom, nature wears a charming look. We cannot help gazing at them. Flowers always charm and amuse us with their beauty and sweet scent.(e)—flowers are very necessary for human life.

if although but at first which

27. Dengue fever is a serious disease(a)—is caused by a kind of virus called “Dengue Virus”.(b)—-this virus was identified in Africa (c)—now it has spread all over the world.(d)—in most cases dengue fever has its remedy,it is better to prevent it.(e)—we keep our house clean and people are conscious of it,we can easily avoid this disease.

therefore however also from besides always though

28. (a) ___ the very beginning of their life the girls of our society are thought to believe that the best foods should be perceived for the male member of the family. They are (b) ___ thought that they should eat less. (c) ___ this trend helps the girls grow in a different way. (d) ___ they are victimized by social and familial disparity. (e) ___ we the conscious people, should come forward in bringing back their lost dignity.

as well as therefore by the way hence however Anyway

29. Wasik is a British national (a)—-a Bangladeshi citizen. He was born in Bangladesh and then his parents immigrated to the UK. He is a minor boy of six. But he is gifted with an extraordinary talent. He was sent to the local primary school. (b)—-, he was above the level of the average students. (c)—, his parents decided that he should be taught at home. He is fond of friends and music. But his main passion is computer. He, (d) —-, claims the recognition as the youngest computer expert of the world. And (e) —, the Guinness authority has asked his family to make a formal claim.

30. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

As a super being, man has a lot of duties to mankind. To perform his duty, he has to select a profession , future career. I have also selected my future career (a) __ I can reach my goal. There are varieties of careers (b)__ can give riches and name and fame. (c)__ I have selected a simple one. It is teaching. (d) teachers are the builders of the nation, they can reform the society (e)__ lead the nation skillfully.

31. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

People usually want to have their own way. They want to think and act (a)__ they like. (b) __ , one cannot have one’s own way all the time. A person cannot live in an environment without considering the interest of others (c)__his own interest. People in society may take their own decision. (d) __ these decisions ought not to be unjust (e) __ harmful to others.

32. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

A miser got some money (a)__ he was not pleased with it. He was in constant fear (b)__ thieves and robbers should steal it. (c) __ he thought it necessary to devise some steps (d)__ no one might get scent of it and steal it. (e)__ much thought he bought a lump of gold with all his money and buried it at a secret place.

33. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

 There lived a poor (a)__ honest farmer in a village. He lived a very simple life with his wife (b)__ children. (c)__ he was honest, he worked hard on his farm from dawn to dusk. One day (d)__ he was walking to his field, he suddenly saw a purse of gold on the road. He carried it home (e)__ he could show it to his wife and children.

34. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

An early riser gets (a)__ time  to discharge his daily duties, preserving extra time for extra money-making. In this way, he may be wealthy. The beautiful gifts of nature remind everybody of the Creator (b)___ he may make his morning prayers. (c)__ , if a student rises early, he can prepare his lessons more quickly (d)___other time. (e)__ he may be more talented.

35. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

Research in educationist very important, (a)__ it is a very hard task. (b)__ it takes time, it contributes to the development of overall quality of education. (c) __ research can bring out the potentials of the students. (d) __ the developed countries depend on research methods, we still lag behind. (e)__ our quality of education is not improving.

36. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

My attention was best to the cage in (a)__ there are two big snakes. They seemed to be asleep. (b)__ I am sure that (c)__ any one of them could get at me it would have smashed my bones by coiling itself found. The sight of the snakes makes my blood creep. Then I was glad to go away from them (d)__ I turned my eyes from them at a porcupine. It had long quills sticking out. I then saw deer (e)—beautiful eyes attracted me .

37. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

The world we live in is full of things (a)__ natural and man-made. Both natural and man-made things constitute our environment. Any abnormal change in chemical, physical (b) __ biological characteristics of the environment are called pollution. It causes a lot of harm romancing. (c)__ it creates health hazards to a greater extent. So, some effective and positive measures should be taken (d) __ prevent environment pollution. We (e)__ the government should take a hand to create a better environment for living on Earth.

38. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

(a) ___a student dose not learn his/her lessons properly, an examination is tough for him/her.(b)__ an examination is easy if he/she takes proper preparation. The night before examination is not always joyous. Feelings, of course differ from examinee to examinee. (c)__ it is something like a bad dream. (d)__ most of our students are negligent. (e)__ there is much hurry, suspense and tension among the students the night before an examination.

39. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

Families in towns and villages use a number of polybasic each day. They don’t preserve these (a)__ they throw those bags away. This act of people causes pollution to the environment. They don’t get rotten (b)__ they remain mixed with various wastes. Sometimes they get accumulated in drains and stop their proper flow.(c)__ polybasic need to be disposed properly, (d)__ how can this be done? (e)__ they are burnt, they give out black smoke and bad smell to pollute air.

40.  Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

The moon is a very familiar figure to all of us. She awakens a feeling of love and tenderness in our hearts.(a)__ the infant in arm stretches out its hands to grab this beautiful object, (b)__ her appeal is not confined to only children. The full moon has always played an important role in literature, (c) __ science has different things to tell about the moon, (d) __ on a clear night, we look out on the magic of moon light, it is often difficult for us to realize (e)__ the moon is shining in borrowed feathers.

41. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

None can deny the importance of tree plantation (a)__ our lives on earth directly and indirectly depend on it. (b)__ it is matter of sorrow that we are cutting down trees indiscriminately.(c)___ trees are planted, soon our country will turn into desert. (d)___ there will be an adverse change in the climate. (e)__ we should plant more and more trees for our own sake.

42. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

Writing is one of the most useful things (a)__ invented by man. (b)__ our present civilization depends largely upon writing. (c)__ . We could know a little about our past(d)__ written documents. It was impossible for us to know anything about our history. Then, a question may arise that (e)__ has invented this art?

43. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

There lived a poor (a)__ honest farmer in a village. He lived a very simple life with his wife (b)__ children. (c)__ he was honest, he worked hard on his farm from dawn to dusk. One day (d)__ he was walking to his field, he suddenly saw a purse of gold on the road. He carried it home (e)__ he could show it to his wife and children.

44. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

Teaching is such a profession (a)__ helps to build a nation. A teacher is (b)__ a guide (c)__ a pioneer. He has to dedicate to this noble profession in order to guide the nation. (d)__ , he is called and architect of a new society. (e)__ he neglects his duties, social discipline will break down.

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