English Grammar Index

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Read the given passage and list out the linkers used.

Exercise : 1

At the age of 12 and 13, I was practising 12 hours a day. Seven till nine in the morning, then playing the game from 9.30 to 4.30 and then practising again from 5.30 to 7.00 in the Evening. Once I played 54 matches in a row! My friends had music and films and I had cricket.

Answer : till, then, and

Exercise : 2

It can be assumed that the Englishmen carried their cricket kits along with their gun cases and played their first match in Tellicherry in 1802. The game caught the imagination of the local people even after the Englishmen left the area. However, the Tellicherry Cricket Club was formed only in 1860.

Answer : that, and, of, however

Exercise : 3

I dreamed of being the best player in the world, but you don’t disclose that. I just wanted to score more runs than anybody else. I know now that it is mental discipline that sets people apart, the ability to think differently and to generate energy in the right direction. Everybody is trying hard, the players who succeed are the ones who push themselves a bit harder.

Answer : but, than, now, and

Exercise : 4

Jean Valjean was so exhausted that he fell asleep immediately. Towards the middle of the night, he woke up. What awoke him was the bed. It was long, long ago since he had slept on a bed. He started reflecting about those nineteen years. He had been sentenced to four years for stealing bread. He tried to escape many time. Each time he was caught, the court increased his sentence. And nineteen years had gone by.

Answer : so, for, and, that

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