Grammar Quiz

Transitions Quiz


To show an example (detail), use a transition like:

A. like, such as, for example, for instance

B. finally, lastly, in conclusion

C. but, yet, although, though

D. also, another, in comparison, too

Carlos started the year with low beginning grades; ______ he worked hard at home and pulled up all of his grades by the end of the nine weeks.

A. however,

B. furthermore,

C. for example,

D. in addition,

One C+ kept Yelitza from honor roll first quarter; ____ she’s working extra hard this quarter to get all As and Bs.

A. therefore,

B. on the other hand,

C. in addition,

D. furthermore,

To show an addition (more information), use a transition like:

A. obviously, clearly, evidently

B. as a result, because, since, so

C. besides, for example, furthermore

D. but, yet, although, though

Brian’s writing is really distinct; ______ I can hear his voice when I read the words he chooses.

A. simultaneously,

B. equally important,

C. in other words,

D. despite that,

(At the end of an essay:)
______________ the more educated a person is, the more choices he will have in a career.

A. Otherwise,

B. Meanwhile,

C. In conclusion,

D. Likewise,

To show cause and effect (how and why things happen), use a transition like:

A. besides, for example, also, furthermore

B. first, next, before, later, finally

C. also, another, like, in comparison

D. as a result, since, consequently, because

To show an ending, use a transition like:

A. for instance, such as, like

B. finally, in conclusion, lastly

C. although, furthermore, besides

D. first, next, later, after

You can come with us if you are ready; ___________, you will have to ride the bus.

A. nevertheless

B. similarly

C. moreover

D. otherwise

To show a chronological event (movement in time), use a transition like:

A. also, another, like, too, in comparison

B. first, next, before, now, finally

C. besides, in addition, for example, furthermore

D. as a result, because, since, so , therefore

To show contradiction (opposite), use a transition like:

A. first, next, before, now, finally

B. as a result, because, since, so

C. since, while, like

D. however, but, although, conversely

Andrew and Leo wanted to make honor roll this semester; _________ they made sure to ask their teachers how they could raise their grades.

A. for instance,

B. as a result,

C. however,

D. in addition,


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