Practice your sentence mechanics with this Transitional Phrases Worksheet. Two different types of exercises help you master making proper transitions through fill-in-the-blank and sentence writing learning tools.
“For exercises 1-5 below, fill in the blank with an appropriate transitional phrase (or word), so that the connection between the two sentences is clear.
For exercises 6-10 below, rewrite the information into two sentences. The sentences can stand alone, or you can connect them with a semicolon. Use a transitional word or phrase to make the connection between the sentences. Condense and/or omit information to shorten the final two sentences as you see fit as long as a transition is shown with an appropriate transitional phrase.
Tammy went to the bank to cash her pay check; _________________, she realized her wallet with her identification was still at home.
My mother always believes in staying prepared for any emergencies; _________________, our basement always has plenty of bottled water, canned goods and other emergency supplies.
The right footwear is vital to workout safety; _________________, anyone who engages in a vigorous workout runs a higher risk of feet, ankle and leg injuries with it.
When you smile, you use 17 muscles; _________________, you use 43 muscles when you frown.
Tom always takes a short nap after work because it alleviates any stress from a long day at work; _________________, it gives him more energy to spend the evening playing with his children.
Retirement is a rite of passage after a life of hard work. Too many people view it as punishment for growing old.
Very few people enjoy solitude. Even when they find themselves alone, they flick on the TV, hop on a computer or turn to their cell phone. They let the whole world in, destroying the silence of the solitude.
Claire’s boyfriend loves trying new foods. Claire is extremely picky when it comes to trying new things out on her palette. Cooking for them proves difficult when planning a dinner party.
The recent college graduate was apprehensive about finding a job after sending out more than 50 resumes and not getting a response. Almost five weeks after he mailed the last one, he received several phone calls for interviews.
The list of books I want to read is constantly growing. All my favorite authors keep writing new books faster than I can keep up with them. I rarely have time to read even though I love doing it.