ESL Writing

Transitions and Connectors

Therefore / Consequently / As a Result / Thus / For this Reason

This ESL writing worksheet introduces students to the above transitions, including sample sentences and a review exercise for students to practice using these words in sentences.

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Transitions and Connectors:

Therefore / Consequently / As a Result / Thus / For this reason

 

You can use the following transitions instead of “So”:

 

Therefore / Consequently / As a Result / Thus / For this reason

 

**Note: When you start a sentence with these words, you need to put a comma after them.

 

Examples:

 

· I have long been interested in science and animals. Therefore, I have decided to study biology in college.
 

· The athlete was caught using drugs. Consequently, he was kicked off the team.
 

· Someone called in a bomb threat. As a result, school was cancelled.
 

· The government did not prepare for the hurricane. Thus, many people suffered.
 

· Rent is too expensive in Boston. For this reason, I have decided to move to Ohio.

 

· I used to waste all of my time watching TV shows that I didn't even like. For this reason, I decided to give away my TV, so that I might start getting more work done.

 

 

Rewrite the following sentences. Replace “so” with one of the transition words above. (See page 77 for sample answers.)

 

 

1. There was a terrorist attack last year, so you can’t bring a knife or a lighter on the plane.

 

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2. I dropped my cell phone, and it stopped working, so I need to either buy a new phone or borrow yours.

 

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3. The pitcher threw the ball at the batter’s head, so he was thrown out of the game.

 

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4. The weather is nice in the summer, but it rains almost every day, so spring is my favorite season.

 

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