This can help you prepare if you need to take the SAT or ACT tests at school. There are some tricky questions so it’s important to be ready. Colleges look at these scores when deciding who to accept so they do matter if you want to go. They are a good way to assess someone’s knowledge on various subjects so schools look at them for that as well. They matter more as you get closer to graduation but are always important.
- Often transition questions in the SAT/ACT English tests involve transitions that occur after a comma, or a semicolon.
- Typically, the comma version has a comma mid-sentence, while the semicolon version links two separate sentences, or clauses.
- While sentence placement of the transition is apt to be variable, the idea is always to indicate a relationship between ideas between clauses, or sentences.
“To determine whether the transition is correct, you must look back at the previous sentence and determine its relationship (continue, contrast, cause-and-effect) with the sentence in which the underlined transition appears.”