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Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

Study these examples

a - She forgot her purse so she couldn't buy the dress.
She forgot her purse as a result / therefore / consequently she couldn't buy the dress.

b - The concert was cancelled because of the storm.
The concert was cancelled due to / owing to / because of the storm.

c - It is not known the reason for his resignation.
It is not known the reason why he resigned.

d - It was such a boring book that I couldn't finish it.
The book was so boring that I couldn't finish it.

e - The coffee was so hot that I couldn't drink it.
The coffee was too hot for me to drink.

f - The weather was bad and we stayed at home.
It was such bad weather that we stayed at home.

g - We ate all the pie because it was tasteful.
It was such a tasteful pie that we ate it all.

h - They ran out of food because there were a lot of guests at the party.
There were so many guests at the party that they ran out of food.
1 - No one knows the reason why she is absent. FOR
No one knows the reason .
2 - They couldn't cross the channel because of the strong winds. AS
They couldn't cross the channel the stong winds.
3 - We didn't buy the house because it was too expensive. SO
The house was we couldn't buy it.
4 - The room was so stifling that we could hardly breathe. SUCH
It was that we could hardly breathe.
5 - I got up so late that I missed the bus. TOO
I got up the bus.
6 - The bus strike prevented us from reaching the airport on time. BECAUSE
We didn't reach the station on time .
7 - The river is too polluted to swim. CLEAN
The river is swim.
8 - There was little money in the safe and the thieves were surprised. SO
There was in the safe that the thieves were surprised.