SAT Grammar Practice Test: Conjunctions and Transitions

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1. The science institute was located in picturesque surroundings, but the students are able to relax among the lakes and fields after classes.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. so the students are able
  • C. though the students are able
  • D. this allows the students

2. Dangerous Dan was a fictional detective and the star of many popular mystery movies; however, the actors that have played Dan are now worth millions of dollars.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Movies; despite that,
  • C. movies; in fact,
  • D. movies, and yet,

3. An "Iltizam" was a 17th century Egyptian farmland that earned the wealthy landowner a great deal of profit; therefore, he left only pennies to the peasants who actually cultivated the farm.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. profit, to leave
  • C. profit, but left
  • D. profit, nor left

4. The Federal Trade Commission was established years ago to protect the American economy, because since then it has ended many unfair monopolies.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. because in that time it has
  • C. and since then they have
  • D. and since that time it has

5. Ludwig van Beethoven may have been the greatest Viennese composer in history, and he almost missed his destiny when deafness threatened to end his musical career.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. history, he
  • C. history, so he
  • D. history, but he

6. An excellent wrestler, David Tsinakuridze won the Olympic gold medal, although his coach was concerned about the athlete's recently- injured knee.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. for his coach
  • C. for he and his coach
  • D. though he and his coach

7. You may know this simple device only as a "crowbar"; furthermore, in previous ages it was known as a "handspike."

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. indeed,
  • C. however,
  • D. in rebuttal,

8. Because mountain-climbing is an arduous and exhausting activity with serious risk of injury, since many mild-mannered people are unwilling to even attempt it.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. injury,
  • C. injury, so
  • D. injury, and

9. Some motorcycles can appear to be quite intricate in their design, but they all share the same basic concept of unification between frame, wheels, and engine.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. but it all shares
  • C. and they all share
  • D. furthermore, they all share

10. Charlie Daniels will be remembered as the songwriter of "Devil Went Down to Georgia," therefore, although he wrote many other tunes, none of them have remained popular.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. therefore, writing
  • C. but, although he wrote
  • D. and since he wrote

11. Although these people run the risk of landing in unexpected places, aerial thrill-seekers, such as skydivers and hang-glider pilots, should carry a GPS locator and two-way radio.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Since
  • C. Despite the fact that
  • D. Indeed,

12. Charlie often enjoyed conversing with Veruca, whose controversial opinions always fascinated him; however, he was sometimes offended when she vehemently disagreed with his own views.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. him; moreover,
  • C. him, and
  • D. him, being that

13. Songbirds often have to defend their nests from intruders that might prey on their eggs, so sometimes the birds will share nesting grounds with other woodland creatures such as squirrels or opossums.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. eggs; in addition,
  • C. eggs, while sometimes
  • D. eggs; nevertheless, sometimes