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Grade 4 Writing - Linking Words

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In order for an opinion essay to be read smoothly, students should include linking words and phrases. These transitional words connect opinions and reasons together. Too many linking words sound odd. However, it is expected that linking words will be used in the appropriate places in an essay. In this quiz, students will link together two sentences by choosing the correct linking word or phrase.

1.
Which linking word or phrase connects the two sentences?
____ I answered the phone, my mom knew I was not at the library.
For instance
In order to
Because
Therefore
The word "because" shows a cause/effect situation.
2.
Which linking word or phrase connects the two sentences?
There are many sports to play at school. ____, there is basketball, soccer, baseball and volleyball.
In order to
Therefore
Because
For instance
The second sentence gives examples, so "for instance" should be included.
3.
Which linking word or phrase connects the two sentences?
The children were misbehaving. ____, they did not get to go to the park.
For instance
Because
Therefore
Since
Therefore is a transition word that is used to mean emphasis or as a result.
4.
Which linking word or phrase connects the two sentences?
The bedrooms were decorated ____ make the rooms look better.
for instance
in order to
because
in addition
"In order to" should be used because it fits into the sentence and makes sense.
5.
Which linking word or phrase connects the two sentences?
I was very busy today. ____, I needed to go grocery shopping, run a race and help my neighbor.
In addition
Because
Therefore
For instance
The second sentence gives instances or examples.
6.
Which linking word or phrase connects the two sentences?
Horses ran through the fields on my neighbor's land. ____, donkeys and mules ran across the land too.
Because
Therefore
In addition
In order to
The second sentence is an addition to the first sentence, so "in addition" should be included.
7.
Which linking word or phrase connects the two sentences?
____ the dress cost too much money, we decided not to buy it.
Since
Therefore
For instance
In addition
This sentence should use "since" due to it being a cause/effect sentence.
8.
Which linking word or phrase connects the two sentences?
____ drive a car, someone has to take a driving test.
Therefore
In order to
For instance
In addition
"In order to" is used to show cause/effect.
9.
Which linking word or phrase connects the two sentences?
The blinds in the windows were open. ____, there was a lot of light coming into the room.
For instance
In order to
In addition
Therefore
The word "therefore" is showing an effect.
10.
Which linking word or phrase connects the two sentences?
Potatoes are vegetables that are not necessarily good for you. ____, candy is not good for you either.
In addition
Therefore
Since
For instance
The second sentence adds more information to the first sentence.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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