Grade 3 Writing - Linking Words for Ideas
Are cookies easier to make than cake?

Grade 3 Writing - Linking Words for Ideas

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In order for writing to flow smoothly, students need to use linking words and phrases. This will connect their ideas that are related. Some of these linking words include also, another, and, more and but. In this quiz, the students will decide which of these linking words best fits into a sentence. They will also figure out the best way to combine two sentences or phrases.

1.
Which word best links the words or phrases together?
Boats are found on the water, ____ submarines are found under the water.
another
more
but
also
Since these two phrases are not the same thing, the word "but" should be used.
2.
Which word best links the words or phrases together?
Horses like to eat hay and grass. ____, the farmer can feed them horse feed.
More
And
Another
Also
Since these two phrases are about what horses eat, the word "also" should be used to start a new sentence.
3.
Which word best links the words or phrases together?
Furniture includes chairs, tables and sofas. ____ would be desks.
Another
Also
More
But
The best way to start a sentence which will link the sentence before it would be to use the word "another."
4.
Which word best links the words or phrases together?
It is good to exercise, ____ people should eat healthy foods.
another
and
more
but
Since these two phrases are about the same thing, the word "and" should be used.
5.
Which word best links the words or phrases together?
The child may cross the street, ____ she should look both ways first.
but
also
another
more
The word "but" should be used to show that one thing happens but another thing should happen first.
6.
What is the best way to combine the two sentences or phrases?
Apples are fruits. Carrots are vegetables.
Apples are fruits another carrots are vegetables.
Apples are fruits also, carrots are vegetables.
Apples are fruits more carrots are vegetables.
Apples are fruits, but carrots are vegetables.
These two foods are two different things, so "but" should be used.
7.
What is the best way to combine the two sentences or phrases?
Air is sometimes dirty. Water is something that can be dirty too.
Air is sometimes dirty. More water is something that can be dirty too.
Air is sometimes dirty. Another thing that can be dirty is water.
Air is sometimes dirty. But water is something that can be dirty too.
Air is sometimes dirty. And water is something that can be dirty too.
The word "another" should be used since it is used properly. You should not start these sentences with "and" or "but."
8.
What is the best way to combine the two sentences or phrases?
A good way to make better grades is to study. A good way to make better grades is to read the textbook.
A good way to make better grades is to study. Also, a good way to make better grades is to read the textbook.
A good way to make better grades is to study. Another good way to make better grades is to read the textbook.
A good way to make better grades is to study, but a good way to make better grades is to read the textbook.
A good way to make better grades is to study, more a good way to make better grades is to read the textbook.
"Another" should be used because two ways are given.
9.
What is the best way to combine the two sentences or phrases?
Cake is easy to make. Cookies are easier to make.
Cake is easy to make. More cookies are easier to make.
Cake is easy to make. And cookies are easier to make.
Cake is easy to make. Also, cookies are easier to make.
Cake is easy to make, but cookies are easier to make.
Even though these two things are easy to make, one is easier. So, the word "but" should be used.
10.
What is the best way to combine the two sentences or phrases?
Karen will go to the store. She will go to the post office.
Karen will go to the store, but she will go to the post office.
Karen will go to the store, more she will go to the post office.
Karen will go to the store, another she will go to the post office.
Karen will go to the store. Also, she will go to the post office.
The word "also" should be used because there are two things that Karen is doing.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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