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Punctuating Transitions Practice

Choose the sentence that has both correct punctuation and correct meaning. There
are 3 incorrect sentences and one correct sentence.

1. A. Rachel does not live far from her office. Therefore, it is easy for her to ride her
bike to work.
B. In the summer it is too hot to ride a bike to work. For example, many people just
drive during the warmest months.
C. When I wake up, I brush my teeth next I do yoga.
D. Phillip is an avid stamp collector. Furthermore, he just started collecting them,
so he doesn’t have a lot of stamps yet.

2. A. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal. However, they live in Africa on the
B. Cheetahs can run up to 75 miles per hour. For example, they are fast.
C. Seals are very slow on land. However, in the water they are fast swimmers.
D. Whales are some of the largest mammals on earth. Notably, the blue whale.

3. A. Mercury is the planet that is closest to the sun. However, it is not the hottest
planet in the solar system.
B. Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. Likewise, Neptune is cold.
C. Neptune is the coldest planet. Therefore, it is the farthest planet from the sun.
D. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. First, Venus, the second closest planet.

4. A. Eggs contain some vitamin D however the best way to get vitamin D is from the
B. Vitamin D can be absorbed through the sun’s rays. Furthermore, it is found in
fatty fish.
C. Lemons, oranges and grapefruit are all types of citrus fruits. For example, citrus
fruits are a good source of vitamin
D. Zinc helps boost the immune system. In addition, taking too much zinc can cause
an upset stomach.

5. A. California is the largest state in terms of population. However, Alaska is the

largest in terms of area.
B. With fewer than 1 million people, Wyoming is the least populous state. Likewise
Vermont has under 1 million people.
C. California became a state in 1850. Therefore, it is the most populous state.
D. Hawaii became a state in August of 1959. Afterward, Alaska became a state in
January of 1959.

6. A. There are 50 states in the USA. For instance, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.
B. Alaska is the state that is the farthest west. Additionally, Alaska is also the state
that is the farthest east because it crosses the International Date Line.
C. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the USA was in Death Valley, California.
Nevertheless, the temperatures in this location have reached up to 54 degrees
D. The USA is a vast country, in fact, it is 4,488 kilometers from Los Angeles to New

7. A. Mongolia has the lowest population density of the countries in the world.
Therefore, it is located in Asia.
B. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. Subsequently, Russia is the
C. Zambia has the highest percentage of people who are lactose intolerant. In
contrast, the capital of Zambia is Lusaka.
D. Argentina is south of the equator. Thus, the summer season starts in December,
and winter starts in June.

8. A. I like that market because it sells fresh fish. For example, salmon and trout.
B. I love to try new and exotic food. However I won’t try pork.
C. This city gets a lot of rain in the spring. In addition, there is sometimes hail.
D. Helen is not good at swimming nevertheless she tries to do it anyway.