There are many transition words. We can use different ones for different situations. We can use them for contrasting a thought, or to add more information.
- e.g. I watched Titanic last night, therefore, I don’t want to watch it again.
Punctuation and transition words
- e.g. Furthermore, I think we should choose the Toronto Argonauts for the Grey Cup winners.
- e.g. The Toronto Argonauts will win the Grey Cup, furthermore, we should bet on them.
- e.g. The Toronto Argonauts will win the Grey Cup. We should attend a game of theirs, therefore.
PSC Language exams and transitions words
The PSC language exams use transition words to trick you. Transition words can mix you up in the PSC writing exam because they need certain punctuation. Make sure to pay special attention to where the comma is in the sentence. The test will have answers with transition words followed by a comma, and some will not.
Use transition words when you do the PSC oral exam. Choose transition words that you know how to use. This will show the examiner that you have a good understanding of the English language.
Also, make sure you know some similar connector or transition words for the reading exam. There are a few questions where they may ask for a synonym.
For more information on the PSC language exams check this post out.
List of transition words
Here is a small list of connector words you might see.
Use: Cause, purpose or result
- As a result
Use: Contrast of ideas
- On the other hand
- In contrast
- First, second, third
- To begin