Portuguese activity, aimed at students in the ninth year of elementary school, on subordinate conjunctions. How about analyzing them in the text coati? Then answer the proposed questions!
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Coatis spend most of their life time (estimated at 15 years) in the trees. For this, they form groups of 4 to 20 individuals, who are divided in the task of looking for food. They go up to two kilometers.
When this animal is not in pairs (in the reproductive period) or being part of a group, it usually lives alone. When there is a shortage of fruit, their favorite food, the amount of animals in their diet increases, which can range from birds and insects, to worms, larvae and earthworms.
As they are diurnal animals, coatis usually choose high trees to rest at night. In fact, they sleep curled up, as if they were a ball. They only come down at dawn.
[…] Although they don't like water, they tend to swim well. […]
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Question 1 - Identify the passage that presents a subordinate conjunction:
( ) “[…] or being part of a group, usually lives alone.”
( ) “[…] which can range from birds and insects, to worms, larvae and earthworms.”
( ) “By the way, they sleep curled up, as if they were a ball.”
Question 2 – Why is the conjunction, present in the passage identified above, subordinate?
Question 3 – In “As they are diurnal animals, coatis usually choose the top of the trees to rest at night.”, there is a subordinate conjunction that expresses:
( ) cause.
( ) goal.
( ) consequence.
Question 4 – Underline the following subordinating conjunction:
“Although they don't like water, they tend to swim well.”
Question 5 – The subordinate conjunction underlined above is:
( ) temporal.
( ) conditional.
( ) concessive.
By Denyse Lage Fonseca
Graduated in Letters and specialist in distance education.