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Chris has a class at 8 am, so he catches the 7:15 am bus.



 
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Chris has a class at 8 am, so he catches the 7:15 am bus. #1 (permalink) Wed Dec 26, 2012 22:14 pm   Chris has a class at 8 am, so he catches the 7:15 am bus.
 

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ESL/EFL Test #235 "Various Conjunctions (3)", question 9

Chris has a class at 8 am, ......... he catches the 7:15 am bus.

(a) nor
(b) until
(c) if
(d) so

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #235 "Various Conjunctions (3)", answer 9

Chris has a class at 8 am, so he catches the 7:15 am bus.

Correct answer: (d) so
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I wrote:
Chris has a class at 8 am, IF he catches the 7:15 am bus. It was mistaken. I forgot what would be correct.
nor, until, so don't seem to me good. So I try again IF.
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Chris has a class at 8 am, so he catches the 7:15 am bus. #2 (permalink) Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:49 am   Chris has a class at 8 am, so he catches the 7:15 am bus.
 

"if" is incorrect (he has a class at 8 am regardless of what bus he catches, if he catches the wrong bus he will be late/early for the class).
"so" is correct.
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Chris has a class at 8 am, so he catches the 7:15 am bus. #3 (permalink) Thu Dec 27, 2012 17:17 pm   Chris has a class at 8 am, so he catches the 7:15 am bus.
 

Hello Tort,

Many thanks ! I think unfortunately in Hungarian and we would say "if" in this case or "provided/supposing/granted/on condition that, as long as ·"

If as conjunction used to say one thing can, will or might happen or be true, depending on another thing happening or being true.

Oxford dictionary examples:

1 while something else is happening
He sat watching her as she got ready.
As she grew older she gained in confidence.

2 in the way in which
They did as I had asked.
Leave the papers as they are.
She lost it, just as I said she would.

so as conjunction

so CONJUNCTION
səʊ soʊ

1 used to show the reason for something
It was still painful so I went to see a doctor.

2 so (that…) used to show the result of something
Nothing more was heard from him so that we began to wonder if he was dead.

3 so (that…) used to show the purpose of something
But I gave you a map so you wouldn't get lost!
She worked hard so that everything would be ready in time.

4 used to introduce the next part of a story
So after shouting and screaming for an hour she walked out in tears.

5 (informal) used to show that you think something is not important, especially after somebody has criticized you for it
So I had a couple of drinks on the way home. What's wrong with that?
‘You've been smoking again.’ ‘So?’

6 (informal) used to introduce a comment or a question
So, let's see. What do we need to take?
So, what have you been doing today?

7 (informal) used when you are making a final statement
So, that's it for today.

8 (informal) used in questions to refer to something that has just been said
So there's nothing we can do about it?
‘I've just got back from a trip to Rome.’ ‘So, how was it?’

9 used when stating that two events, situations, etc. are similar
Just as large companies are having to cut back, so small businesses are being forced to close.

3 used to state the reason for something
As you were out, I left a message.
She may need some help as she's new.

4 used to make a comment or to add information about what you have just said
As you know, Julia is leaving soon.
She's very tall, as is her mother.

5 used to say that in spite of something being true, what follows is also true
So I had a couple of drinks on the way home. What's wrong with that?
‘You've been smoking again.’ ‘So?’

6 (informal) used to introduce a comment or a question
So, let's see. What do we need to take?
So, what have you been doing today?

7 (informal) used when you are making a final statement
So, that's it for today.

8 (informal) used in questions to refer to something that has just been said
So there's nothing we can do about it?
‘I've just got back from a trip to Rome.’ ‘So, how was it?’

9 used when stating that two events, situations, etc. are similar
Just as large companies are having to cut back, so small businesses are being forced to close.

Tort, I believe you and Bez that here SO is good here. But tell me please the number of the sentence which is similar with test's sentence.

Many thanks in advance:
Kati
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