Directions: For practice, use the transitions listed in the
sentences below. In each group, use a transition only once. Read
each sentence carefully so that you can choose an appropriate
transition. Capitalize when necessary.
for example, finally, but, so, still, beyond, to the left, inside
Directions: Create on original sentence or pair of sentences using the transition indicated.
- I would like to see you tomorrow, _______ let’s have lunch together.
- My sister loves to eat, ________ I don’t care much about food.
- When you begin an exercise program, you must be careful not to overdo it.
- My father, ________, hurt his back by exercising too hard without warming up first.
- She had looked everywhere for a job; _____, she was called for an interview.
similarly, third, nevertheless, however, as a result, then, for instance, therefore
- She had been studying for hours. _______________, she hoped to do well on the test.
- First, Mary went to the store. _______________, she went to visit her mother.
- I would like to read many books; _______________, I don’t seem to have enough time to read.
- John ate and ate; _______________, he never gained weight.
- Joe ate too fast. _______________, he had indigestion.
meanwhile, furthermore, first, third, in fact, until then, consequently, in contrast
- He stayed up too late last night; _______________, he slept until noon.
- I want you to buy milk, eggs, and fruit juice; _______, I want you to be sure to get cereal and ice cream.
- I was concentrating on my homework. ________, the soup boiled over.
- ______, I will boil the water. Second, I will brew the tea, and______, I will serve it.
- Joe, _____, happens to be my best friend.
- Jane studies all the time; ______, Billy never studies.
1. for example
6. as a result
7. without a doubt