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Choose the right alternative
1. Amanda will get her birthday card in time, as long as / so long you send it today.
2. It looks as although / as though it's going to rain.
3. Nina left work early for / so she could go to the dentist.
4. In addition / besides to a spacious apartment in Manhattan, the family owns a house in
the South of Spain.
5. It was so / such an awful film that many people left the cinema halfway through it.
6. They managed to win the match, as a result / even though they played really badly.
7. Schools and businesses stayed open yesterday despite / in spite the terrible weather.
8. Patrick did very well in most of his exams. Although / However , he failed his German exam and will have to take it again in September.
1. They are reducing bus and train fares in order / so as to encourage more people to use public transport.
2. Since / Therefore we have got an hour until the plane leaves, let's go for a coffee.
3. Even so / Even though Pamela is still at school she's already a bestselling novelist.
4. You can use my laptop computer, as long / provided you promise to take very good care of it.
5. Mrs Smith wants to go snorkelling in Florida this summer, however / whereas Mr Smith wants to go and play golf in Scotland.
6. As / Though Julian had the necessary qualifications, he didn't get the job.
7. The photography exhibition was a great success in the United States. The organizers have decided, so / therefore , to take the exhibition to the UK.
8. Studying a second language can be very good for your career. As well as / Furthermore , it can introduce you to fascinating cultures.
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