Exercises on “therefore”

Exercise A

Choose the correct option: "so" or "therefore" in the sentences below. In some instance, it could be either "so" or "therefore".
1. The daughter and son know their mother will go to the supermarket to buy things, they ask for their favourite food.
2. I learnt to speak English in an effective way. I had good results in English when I graduated from the Primary School.
3. On the other hand, modernists focus on how language is used in reality, their view toward language is just like a growing tree.
4. The teacher needs to create and cultivate students’ interest in learning vocabulary, the teacher took care to prepare lots of games for students.
5. If students can achieve the criteria, they are given one score, the highest score for each part is five.
6. There are occasions when learners encounter difficulty producing their intended messages in the target language and the process “noticing-the-gap¨ is activated.
7. They believed that meanings are constructed and negotiated, they accept alternative forms of presentation.
8. I was told that English possessed practical advantages such as better career and easier communication with people all over the world. I learned more about how to communicate with people in English.
9. Generally speaking, simplifications of the key words provided students with more comprehensible input and they made their answers and responses more relevant to the teacher questions.
10. I would avoid speaking English. The opportunities for me to listen and speak English outside classroom were very rare.

 

Exercise B

Break the following sentences in two, placing the adverb medially.
  1. It usually requires more time to write a word than to speak it and therefore, writers are allowed to brainstorm and to plan carefully during the writing process.
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  3. I did not need to cooperate with others, and thus I became an individual learner.
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  5. Chinese students may use them wrongly because the Chinese meaning of these two words is the same and therefore they cannot differentiate the use of these two words clearly.
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  7. Their strengths and weaknesses are fluid and offset by each other, and therefore they are complementary.
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  9. Chinese students do not acquire words very easily, and therefore their vocabulary size is very limited.
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Answer Key

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1. Your answer is:

Answer:
* It usually requires more time to write a word than to speak it. Writers are therefore allowed to brainstorm and to plan carefully during the writing process.
* It usually requires more time to write a word than to speak it. Writers are therefore allowed to brainstorm and to plan carefully during the writing process.
* It usually requires more time to write a word than to speak it. Writers are allowed to brainstorm, therefore, and to plan carefully during the writing process.
* It usually requires more time to write a word than to speak it. Writers are allowed to brainstorm and to plan carefully, therefore, during the writing process.

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2. Your answer is:

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* I did not need to cooperate with others. I thus became an individual learner.

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3. Your answer is:

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* Chinese students may use them wrongly because the Chinese meaning of these two words is the same. They therefore cannot differentiate the use of these two words clearly.
* Chinese students may use them wrongly because the Chinese meaning of these two words is the same. They cannot, therefore, differentiate the use of these two words clearly.
* Chinese students may use them wrongly because the Chinese meaning of these two words is the same. They cannot differentiate, therefore, the use of these two words clearly.

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4. Your answer is:

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* Their strengths and weaknesses are fluid and offset by each other. They are therefore complementary.
* Their strengths and weaknesses are fluid and offset by each other. They are, therefore, complementary.

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5. Your answer is:

Answer:
* Chinese students do not acquire words very easily. Their vocabulary size, therefore, is very limited.
* Chinese students do not acquire words very easily. Their vocabulary size is therefore very limited.

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