Grammar

Transition Words Exercises With Answers

Transition Words Exercises With Answers
Transition Words Exercises With Answers

We have already talked about transition words and phrases in English. In the article below you will find transition words exercises with answers. Attempt the exercises then compare your answers with the correct answers given below.

Transition Words Exercises

Exercise 1:

Read the sentence carefully and select the correct answer choice.
Example: Margaret buys a cup of coffee at the newsstand. So/Then, she goes to work. –
Answer: Then
1. We have a mouse in the house. Unfortunately/Therefore, we should get a cat.

  • Unfortunately
  • Therefore

2. Megan got into a car accident. Furthermore/As a result, her insurance rate increased.

  • Furthermore
  • As a result

3. Michael is very athletic and plays on the school basketball team. However/In addition, his brother just stays at home and plays video games all day.

  • However
  • in addition

4. There are many occupations today. Such as/For Example, you can become a doctor, engineer, teacher, artist, athlete, musician, or chef, just to name a few.

  • Such as
  • For example

5. The US government has been spending its money recklessly for too long. Furthermore/As a result, the plans that Congress proposes are destined to put the nation at great economic risk in the future.

  • Furthermore
  • As a result

6. Getting a college degree is important. In conclusion/More importantly, building a good network of friends is crucial to future success.

  • In conclusion
  • More importantly

7. Hawaii is a beautiful place to live. In addition/On the contrary, Siberia is a very inhospitable location.

  • In addition
  • On the contrary

8. Eating well will help you live a healthier life. Moreover/As a result, exercising every day is also highly recommended.

  • Moreover
  • As a result

9. Do you enjoy completing these grammar exercises? Then/Yet, you should be able to improve your writing skills in no time!

  • Then
  • Yet

10. Without getting a college degree, it will be difficult to get a job. Moreover/However, some will say, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

  • Moreover
  • However

11. The economy looks like it is improving. Therefore/However, with unemployment still very high, we are far from passing through the recession.

  • Therefore
  • However

12. Dr. Xavier gave his patients other forms of medical treatment. In addition/On the contrary, Dr. Magneto’s patients only took sugar pills. As a result, Dr. Xavier’s patients healed more quickly than Dr. Magneto’s patients.

  • In addition
  • On the contrary

13. First, the author assumes that the two groups from these studies are the same group of people. Therefore/However, considering these kinds of studies are based on random sampling, the first group may not be the same people who responded in the second study.

  • Therefore
  • However

14. Studies have proven that not only wine but also a beer can be good for your health. Therefore/However, only one drink a day will have helpful benefits. Beyond that, drinking will cause more problems.

  • Therefore
  • However

15. Getting a degree from law school is a great accomplishment. However/In addition, it does not guarantee that one will have a job after graduation.

  • However
  • In addition

16. The Catholic Church has faced many struggles. However/In addition, child molestation may be the biggest challenge the Pope and the clergy must resolve in recent times.

  • However
  • in addition

17. Moving from one country to another can result in culture shock. However/In addition, the language barrier that many immigrants face can lead to a long life of hardship.

  • However
  • In addition

18. The author’s assumption that men are inferior to women is severely lacking. More importantly/However, she does bring up a valid point that men are unable to give birth to
babies.

  • More importantly
  • However

19. Lowering the national deficit would bring many positive benefits. However/For example, banks would have more money to loan small business owners that could potentially
stimulate the economy.

  • However,
  • For example

20. A cease-fire between North and South Korea has been in effect for 50 years. However/Furthermore, without a peace treaty, the potential for another war is always
there.

  • However,
  • Furthermore

Exercise 2:

Always ask yourself what the exact relationship is between the sentences or parts of sentences. Are you leading to the result of something? And are you making a deduction? Are you introducing some contradictory evidence or ideas? Your choice of word or phrase obviously depends on this. And always check in a good dictionary if you’re not quite sure about a word’s use or its position in a sentence. Remember that punctuation will affect what you use.

Insert the best alternative

1. Polls show that Tony Blair is the most popular Prime Minister this century. ________________ , there are even members of his own party who are uneasy with his approach.

  • a-In particular
  • b-However
  • c-For instance

2. There are some slight variations in temperature. ________________ , 26 to 27ºC should be expected.

  • a-consequently
  • b-otherwise
  • c- however

3. The two main Channel Islands; _______________ _, Jersey, and Guernsey are much closer to France than to England.

  • a-for example
  • b-namely
  • c-in particular

4. It was announced that nurses’ working hours would be increased by 25%. ______________ , even fewer trainee nurses are expected to join the profession.

  • a- As a result
  • b-So that
  • c- Likewise

5. Sales of CDs have experienced a small but steady fall over the past 12 months. _____________ , vinyl records have seen an increase in their share of the market, up to 1.7%.

  • a- Above all
  • b-Similarly
  • c-In contrast

6. The Vice Chancellor explained that in light of the current financial climate and because of unexpected bad debts, it would be necessary to peg salary levels at their current level for all grades of staff. ______________ , no-one was getting a pay rise.

  • a- Nevertheless
  • b-In other words
  • c-Similarly

7. It is clear that the situation in Brazil will improve only slowly. ______________ , the economic problems being experienced in Japan, the outlook is slightly more optimistic.

  • a-Furthermore
  • b-In comparison
  • c-nonetheless

8. In order to try to reduce car use in the inner cities, the government has announced new restrictions on company parking spaces and ______________ a new tax on individual car use.

  • a- as well as
  • b- in addition
  • c- in the same way

9. Essays must be handed in by the deadline. ______________ ,they will not be marked.

  • a- obviously
  • b-otherwise
  • c-as a result

10. ______________ it has been shown that fractures can occur at even relatively low pressures, the use of the material should not be completely discounted.

  • a- Nevertheless
  • b-Because
  • c-Even though

Answers

Exercise 1.

1. Therefore 11. However
2. As a result 12. on the contrary
3. However 13. However
4. for example 14. However
5. furthermore 15. However
6. More importantly 16. in addition
7. on the contrary 17. in addition
8.  Moreover 18. however
9. then 19. For example
10.  however 20. furthermore

Exercise 2.

  1. However
  2. Consequently
  3. Namely
  4. As a result
  5. In contrast
  6. Nevertheless
  7. In comparison
  8. In the same way
  9. Otherwise
  10. Even though

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