Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions
He was very tired. He agreed to help me with my homework.
As tired as was he, he agreed to help me with my homework.
Despite being very tired, but he agreed to help me with my homework
Tired though he was, but he agreed to help me with my homework.
Tired as he was, he agreed to help me with my homework.
Correct Answer: EASY
Translation: He was very tired at that time. He agreed to help me with my homework. (implying: even though very tired, still help with homework)
This is a question about grammatical structure, so don’t translate the answer but consider the structure.
To connect two clauses with the meaning of concession, the conjunction “although/ though/ even though/ even if’ – although – is often used according to the following structure:
Although/ though/ even though/ even if + S1 + V1+…, S2 + V2 + ….
If you do not use conjunctions, you can use two prepositions “in spite of” and “despite” – although – to connect sentences according to the following structure:
Despite/ in spite of + Noun/ V-ing, S + V +
In addition, there is a special structure for adjectives and adverbs as follows:
Adj/ adv + though/ as + S1 + V1 +…, S2 + V2 + …
All cases of concatenating concession clauses above will not be allowed to go with “but” or synonyms of “but”.
Considering 4 answers, we have:
Answer D is correct because it uses the special structure “Adj + as + S1 + V1. .., S2 + V2 +…” Answer A is incorrect because it uses the wrong structure.
Answers B and C are incorrect because there is “but”.