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Subordinating conjunctions - HELP!



 
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Subordinating conjunctions - HELP! #1 (permalink) Mon Oct 23, 2006 23:50 pm   Subordinating conjunctions - HELP!
 

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ESL/EFL Test #171 "Common subordinating conjunctions", question 5

Everybody had dessert ......... they finished eating the main course.

(a) while
(b) because
(c) until
(d) after

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #171 "Common subordinating conjunctions", answer 5

Everybody had dessert after they finished eating the main course.

Correct answer: (d) after
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it does not sound right? help!

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When to eat dessert #2 (permalink) Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:37 am   When to eat dessert
 

"after" is absolutely right. First you eat the main course(s) and then you (eat)(have) dessert. "Everyone had dessert after they finished eating the main course(s)."

The other words could be used in the following sentences:

You shouldn't eat dessert while still eating the main courses.
The children were given dessert because they ate all their vegetables.
The children were not given dessert until they had finished eating the main courses.
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