pero, sino, si no - mixed exercise

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Complete the sentences below with pero, sino or si no.

  1. Los ojos del gato no son grises amarillos. [The cat’s eyes are’t grey but yellow.]|Affirming one concept by negating another → sino
  2. María no viene al cine, Julia sí. [María isn’t coming to the cinema, but Julia is.]|Contrasting two different concepts → pero
  3. No nos iremos de vacaciones en julio en agosto. [We aren’t going on holiday in July but in August.]|Affirming one concept by negating another → sino
  4. quieres ir al teatro, avisa a Marina. [If you don’t want to go to the theatre, let Marina know.]|Condition resulting in a course of action → si no
  5. Hemos estudiado mucho para el examen, ha sido muy difícil. [We studied a lot for the exam but it was difficult.]|Contrasting two different concepts → pero
  6. Las cerezas no se recogen en julio en junio. [We don’t collect cherries in July but in June.]|Affirming one concept by negating another → sino

Write the missing word in the following sentences. Choose between pero, sino, or si no.

  1. El paquete de correos llegó ayer, yo no estaba en casa. [The parcel arrived yesterday, but I wasn’t at home.]|Contrasting two different ideas → pero
  2. Quiero pintar la pared del salón de amarillo; , se verá muy triste. [I want to paint the living room wall yellow; if I don’t, it will look sad.]|Condition that has a course of action as a result → si no
  3. A todos mis amigos les gusta la playa, yo prefiero la montaña. [All my friends like the beach, but I prefer the mountains.]|Contrasting two different ideas → pero
  4. La paella no es típica de Cadiz de Valencia. [Paella isn’t typical of Cadiz, but of Valencia.]|Affirming one concept by negating another → sino
  5. salgo inmediatamente, perderé el tren. [If I don’t leave right now I’ll miss the train.]|Condition that has a course of action as a result → si no
  6. Mi hermana no estudia psicología sociología. [My sister isn’t studying psychology but sociology.]|Affirming one concept by negating another → sino