Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Transitions are those words that can begin a sentence (typically followed by a comma) or can come in the middle of the sentence (whoa---now you have to know the rules for the semi-colon); they join ideas beautifully and create flow in your writing. They can be categorized as follows:

additional information: (additionally, also, furthermore, in addition, moreover)

restatement: (actually, in effect, in other words, in short, indeed)

restatement to intensify: (as a matter of fact, in fact, indeed)

exemplification: (for example, to illustrate, for instance)

contrast: (conversely, however, in contrast, nevertheless, nonetheless, on the contrary, on the other hand)

cause and result: (accordingly, as a result of (THIS), consequently, for this reason, hence, thus, therefore)

comparison or similarity: (by the same token, equally, in a like manner, in the same manner, in the same way, likewise, similarly

choice or alternative: (alternatively)

time and sequence (after (THIS)

Check back soon for the rest of the list.

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