Choose the correct transition category
Fill in the blank
Use the transition to link the ideas
Complete the sentence
True or False?
100

It began to rain; as a result, the soccer game was postponed.

A. Cause and Effect 

B. Comparison

C. Example

A. Cause and Effect

100

Turtles stay in their shells when they are frightened. __________, dogs put their tails between their legs when they're afraid. 

A. After

B. Similarly

C. Therefore 

B. Similarly 

100

She didn't offer her cookies to her brother. She ate them all by herself. (instead)

She did not offer cookies to her brother; instead, she ate them all by herself.

She did not offer cookies to her brother. Instead, she ate them all by herself.

100

He studied every night. __________, he hoped to do well on the test. 

A. For example

B. As a result

C. In spite of the fact 

B. As a result

100

"Initially" is a sequencing transitional word. 


True

200

The weatherman predicted a beautiful day. Nevertheless, the air turned cold, and dark clouds began to roll across the sky.

A. Example

B. Sequencing

C. Contrast

C. Contrast

200

_________ I started my project, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase "time consuming". 

A. Where

B. Before

C. First of all

B. Before

200

He stood on the step stool. He wanted to reach the top shelf in the pantry. (so that)

He stood on a step stool so that he could reach the top shelf in the pantry.

200

Her brother loved to eat pizza; __________, she didn't care for Italian food. 

A. by this time

B. however

C. as a result 

B. however

200

"Therefore" is a conclusion transitional word.

 

True

300

Harold woke up in the morning and got ready. Then, he rode the bus to school. 

A. Additional Info

B. Sequencing

C. Example 

B. Sequencing

300

There's no room in your pockets for your cell phone, _________ you'll have to keep it in your backpack. 

A. but

B. for example

C. so 

C. so

300

He missed school for a week. He did well on the test. (Nonetheless)

He missed school for a week; nonetheless, he did well on the test.  

He missed school for a week. Nonetheless, he did well on the test.  

300

_____________ they were twins, they were as different as could be. 

A. For example

B. As a result

C. In spite of the fact that

C. In spite of the fact that

300

"For this reason" is a sequencing transition word. 


False 

400

Jenny got a zero as she did not complete her homework. 

A. Cause and Effect

B. Example

C. Contrast

A. Cause and Effect

400

One reason people have dogs is for companionship; ________ reason is for protection. 

A. meanwhile

B. frequently

C. another 

C. another

400

My dog eats too much. He's gained a lot of weight. (consequently)

My dog eats too much. Consequently, he's gained a lot of weight.

My dog eats too much; consequently, he's gained a lot of weight.

400

My grandma loves to spoil me. ___________, she makes cookies every time I visit. 

A. For example

B. As a result

C. By this time

A. For example

400

"For the same reason" is a comparison transition word. 


True 

500

Math is my favorite subject while my sister loves science.

A. Comparison

B. Example

C. Contrast

C. Contrast

500

Jogging provides many health benefits to people of all ages. ___________, middle aged and senior runners tend to have fewer heart attacks than non-joggers do. 

A. For example

B. In addition

C. Nevertheless 

A. For example

500

My mom got to my game on time. My friend's mom was late. (while)

My mom got to the game on time while my friend's mom was late.

While my friend's mom was late, my mom got to the game.

500

She had played soccer every year since she was in kindergarten; ___________, she had been the top students. 

A. consequently

B. also

C. however 

B. also

500

"At the beginning" is a conclusion transitional phrase.

False

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