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01. Rule: Though/ Although:

Incomplete: Though he was talkative_____.
Complete: Though he was talkative I was prepared to be an attentive listener.

Incomplete: He behaves as though_____.
Complete: He behaves as though he were a mad man.

Incomplete: Though he is rich_____.
Complete: Though he is rich he is miserly.

02. Rule: So… … … … …that:

Incomplete: English is so difficult that_____.
Complete: English is so difficult that many students are afraid of it.

Incomplete: The sum is so easy that_____.
Complete: The sum is so easy that a child can work it out.

Incomplete: The patient is so weak that_____.
Complete: The patient is so weak that he cannot walk.

Incomplete: Jim is so poor that_____.
Complete: Jim is so poor that he cannot buy a new shirt.

Incomplete: He is so dishonest that_____.
Complete: He is so dishonest that he never speaks the truth.

03. Rule: So that/ In order that:

Incomplete: He worked hard so that_____.
Complete: He worked hard so that he could prosper in life.

Incomplete: The student studied diligently so that_____.
Complete: The student studied diligently so that they could secure scholarship.

Incomplete: _____ so that he could save his money.
Complete: He opened a bank account so that he could save his money.

Incomplete: Jack is studying hard in order that_____.
Complete: Jack is studying hard in order that he can be the first girl in the class.

Incomplete: They came here in order that_____.
Complete: They came here in order that they could enjoy the natural beauty.

04. Rule: Since/ As:

Incomplete: Since the water was very salty, ______.
Complete: Since the water was very salty, they could not drink it.

Incomplete: It is three weeks since_____.
Complete: It is three weeks since I wrote to you.

Incomplete: He was very tired since_____.
Complete: He was very tired since he had been playing all day.

Incomplete: As he did not feel well, _____.
Complete: As he did not feel well, she decided to stay home.

05. Rule: As soon as:

Incomplete: As soon as the train stopped_____.
Complete: As soon as the train stopped they left the shelter.

Incomplete: As soon as I got the news, _____.
Complete: As soon as I got the news, I phoned the police.

Incomplete: As soon as he reached the stadium_____.
Complete: As soon as he reached the stadium the game stopped.


Incomplete: I will go home as soon as_____.
Complete: I will go home as soon as I finish the work.

Incomplete: _____ as soon as I come home.
Complete: I'll cook supper as soon as I come home.

06. Rule: No sooner had ... ... ... than:

Incomplete: No sooner had he reached the stadium than_____.
Complete: No sooner had he reached the stadium than the game stopped.

Incomplete: No sooner had I entered the exam hall than______.
Complete: No sooner had I entered the exam hall than the exam started.

Incomplete: No sooner had the teacher entered the classroom than_____.
Complete: No sooner had the teacher entered the classroom than the bell rang.

07. Rule: It is time/ It is high time:

Incomplete: It is time_____.
Complete: It is time we changed our policy.

Incomplete: It is time_____.
Complete: It is time to change your bad habits.

Incomplete: It is time______.
Complete: It is time that the government took action.

Incomplete: It is time______.
Complete: It is time for them to go there.

Incomplete: It is high time______.
Complete: It is high time they helped the flood-affected people.

Incomplete: It is high time______.
Complete: It is high time you changed your bad habits.

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