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Transition words and phrases - for example “actually”, “finally” and “meanwhile” - are generally understood as words that help a reader or listener understand the direction of your thought. Can you spot them all in this quiz?
Read the following paragraph. Which underlined word is a transition word?
My mom will never know this, but I went ahead and signed the lease yesterday, without her approval or support. I felt good about it, knowing I did the right thing. Today’s phone call reassured me that I had done the right thing. Although my mother can be irrational sometimes, she is still my mother and I love her dearly.
Read the paragraph below. Which transition word(s) best completes the sentence and paragraph?A pelican uses its pouch to catch fish. It dives into the water and spreads its bill open like a net. When the pelican comes up, it has a mouthful of fish. _________ the pelican lets the water drain, it tosses its head back and flips the fish down its throat.
Read the paragraph below. Which transition word(s) best completes the sentence and paragraph?Mexico is the world's largest producer of silver. It is the second-largest producer of graphite and bismuth, the third-largest producer of mercury, and the fourth-largest producer of arsenic and selenium. _______________, sulfur, lead, zinc, coal, uranium, iron ore, and copper are all mined in Mexico.