Transition Words Trivia

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1.

______________ of the weather, the football game will be played tomorrow.

Answer: Regardless
Explanation:
Regardless of the weather, the football game will be played tomorrow. This means that regardless of any weather conditions, the game will still go on as scheduled. The word "regardless" indicates that the decision to play the game is not dependent on the weather and will happen regardless of any potential obstacles posed by it.
2.

I dropped my cell phone, and it broke.  ____________, I need to either buy a new one or borrow yours.

Answer: Therefore
Explanation:
The word "therefore" is the correct answer because it indicates a logical conclusion or result based on the previous statement. In this case, the previous statement is that the cell phone broke after being dropped. The word "therefore" suggests that as a result of the phone breaking, the speaker now needs to either buy a new one or borrow someone else's.
3.

I can't help you with your homework because I am not very good at geometry.  __________, I know someone who can.

Answer: However
Explanation:
The word "However" is the correct answer because it indicates a contrast or contradiction between the speaker's inability to help with homework and the fact that they know someone who can. It suggests that despite their own limitations, there is still a solution or alternative available.
4.

___________ it was raining, I still walked to school.

Answer: Although
Explanation:
The correct answer is "Although." This conjunction is used to introduce a contrast or contradiction between two ideas. In this context, it suggests that despite the fact that it was raining, the speaker still chose to walk to school. The word "although" helps to emphasize the determination or commitment of the speaker to continue with their original plan despite the unfavorable weather conditions.
5.

______ of her good grades, Rebecca did not get accepted to Stanford.

Answer: In spite
Explanation:
The correct transition word to complete the sentence is "In spite." The sentence should read: "In spite of her good grades, Rebecca did not get accepted to Stanford." "In spite of" is used to show a contrast between two ideas, highlighting that despite her good grades, the expected outcome (acceptance to Stanford) did not occur. Understanding how to use contrast transition words helps clarify relationships between ideas and adds depth to writing.
6.

Jeremy is very active and enjoys exercising; ______________, Chris sits on his couch all day playing video games.

Answer: On the other hand
Explanation:
The correct answer is "on the other hand" because it provides a contrasting statement to the first part of the sentence. It suggests that while Jeremy is active and enjoys exercising, Chris has a completely different lifestyle and spends his time being inactive and playing video games. The phrase "on the other hand" is commonly used to introduce a different perspective or opposing viewpoint.
7.

My sister is a very kind and generous person.  _____________, she helps me with my homework and drives me to basketball practice.

Answer: For example
Explanation:
The word "For example" is the correct answer because it is used to provide a specific instance or example that supports the statement made about the sister being kind and generous. It suggests that the sister's kindness and generosity can be seen through her actions of helping with homework and driving to basketball practice, serving as concrete evidence of her character.
8.

What type of punctuation can always follow a transitional word or phrase?

Answer: Comma
Explanation:
A comma can always follow a transitional word or phrase because it helps to separate the transitional element from the rest of the sentence. Transitional words or phrases are used to connect ideas or provide smooth transitions between sentences or paragraphs. By using a comma after a transitional word or phrase, it allows the reader to pause and understand the shift in thought or idea.
9.

What type of punctuation is missing from the sentence below? Choose the best answer. I ate five slices of pizza ___ still, I was not full.

Answer: Semicolon (;)
Explanation:
A semicolon is missing from the sentence. A semicolon is used to connect two independent clauses that are closely related in meaning. In this case, the sentence could be divided into two independent clauses: "I ate five slices of pizza" and "still, I was not full." By using a semicolon, it would create a stronger connection between the two ideas and show that they are related.
10.

"John failed to submit his project on time; ________, he was not allowed to present it with the other students."

Answer: Therefore
Explanation:
The correct transition word to complete the sentence is "Therefore." The sentence should read: "John failed to submit his project on time; therefore, he was not allowed to present it with the other students." "Therefore" is used to indicate a logical consequence or result. In this context, it shows that because John did not submit his project on time, the resulting action was that he was not allowed to present it. Understanding cause-and-effect transition words is crucial for clearly conveying relationships between events or actions.
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