I. Combine each pair of sentences using the given words.
1. Our team won the championship by a large margin, but no one thought we would.
2. I could not see his face clearly, so he was standing in the shadow.
3. The man spoke very slowly so that I could understand what he said.
4. Our flight was delayed, since we decided to take a long walk around the terminal.
5. Even though I had an umbrella, I got very wet in the rain.
6. He liked the sweater, though he decided not to buy it.
7. Even though I had turned on the air conditioner, it was still hot in the room.
8. Trevor didn’t notice the sign, even though it was right in front of him.
9. Matthew doesn’t know any French, though it was one of his school subjects.
10. In spite of feeling unwell, Laura went on working.
11. Even though I told the absolute truth, no one would believe me.
12. Though he had a good salary, he was unhappy in his job.
13. In spite of disliking flying, my sister will take a plane.
14. Despite being very rich, he isn’t happy.
15. Despite getting a good job, he was not satisfied.
16. Though he often tells lies, many people believe him.
17. Mary didn’t go to school yesterday because of being sick.
18. She went to bed early because of feeling tired.
19. Margaret stayed at home because of her mother being sick.
20. I couldn’t do the test because of its difficulty.
21. I couldn’t read the letter because it was dark.
22. I can’t study because of the noise.
23. The train came late because of the fog.
24. The train was late because the fog was thick.
25. I can’t sleep because of the hot weather.
26. All the teachers love him because of his good conduct.
27. Because there was a traffic accident, I went to school late.
28. Because there is a shortage of meat, we had to live on beans.
29. Because there was a lack of water, many trees died rapidly.
30. Because it was sunny, we decided to go camping.
31. Because her legs were injured, she walked slowly.
32. Though she was hungry, she didn’t eat much.
33. Though he is good at math, he couldn’t solve the problem.
34. In spite of it getting dark, they continued the work.
35. Although people still want cars, they cause pollution.
II. Convert each clause of reason into a phrase of reason.
1. Jim had to give up jogging because of severe ankle sprain.
2. The water in most rivers is unsafe to drink due to pollution.
3. We had to stay in London an extra day because of foggy airport conditions.
4. Bills had to do all of the cooking and cleaning because his wife is ill.
5. We all have received the best of everything thanks to our generous parents.
6. I couldn’t get to sleep last night because of the noise in the adjacent apartment.
7. John has to sit in the front row in class because of his poor eyesight.
8. We stopped our car because the traffic light turned red.
9. She couldn’t see the road because the wall was too high.
10. We postponed our trip because of bad driving conditions.
11. Sarah will not walk across a bridge due to her fear of heights.
12. Mark’s doctor has advised him to exercise regularly because of his overweight condition.
13. Piranhas can devour an entire cow in several minutes due to their extremely sharp teeth.
14. Most students couldn’t do the final exam because it was extraordinarily difficult.
15. John succeeded in his exam thanks to his hard and methodical work.