Conjunctions as Connectors

Instructions: In the sentences below, use connectors to bridge ideas. Develop two or three different versions for each set.

1. We will review the feedback. We will not immediately suggest changes.

Your Answers:

Reveal Revised Sentences
  1. We will review the feedback, but we will not immediately suggest changes.
  2. Although we will review the feedback, we will not immediately suggest changes.

2. Our company has changed its mission. Our brochures need to be updated.

Your Answers:

Reveal Revised Sentences
  1. Our company has changed its mission, and our brochures need to be updated.
  2. Since our company has changed its mission, our brochures need to be updated.

3. The conference was canceled. Several members protested.

Your Answers:

Reveal Revised Sentences
  1. The conference was canceled; as a result, several members protested.
  2. Because the conference was canceled, several members protested.

4. The shipment of designer jeans had not arrived at our Pittsburgh outlet. Several customers called to complain that the jeans were not in stock. A national sales campaign had promoted the brand intensely. Sales were negatively affected. Customer relations were jeopardized. Customers could not purchase the jeans. The jeans were not in stock. TV and newspaper ads ran a promotional price. The ads promised an abundant supply of jeans were in stock.

Your Answer:

Reveal Revised Sentences
Even though a national sales campaign had promoted the brand intensely, the shipment of designer jeans had not arrived at our Pittsburgh outlet. TV and newspaper ads ran a promotional price, and the ads promised an abundant supply of jeans were in stock. Unfortunately, the jeans were not in stock, and several customers called to complain. Not only were sales negatively affected, but customer relations were also jeopardized.