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❶English transition words are essential, since they not only connect ideas, but also can introduce a certain shift, contrast or opposition, emphasis or agreement, purpose, result or conclusion, etc.

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Conclusion / Summary Transition Words
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These transition words of place and space help the reader understand location. These transition words of comparison and contrast emphasize either the similarities of two ideas or the difference between them. These transition words of cause, purpose, and condition guide the reader from an idea to its underlying root. These transition words of conclusion and summary allow the writer to recap one point before moving to the next or to the end.

These transition words of time and sequence explain order or chronology to the reader. These transition words of effect, result, and qualification take the reader from the problem to its consequences or possible results. These transition words of addition and extension are used to add to a previous idea or extend the logic or argument. We were late due to the traffic. We were late due to the fact that there was a lot of traffic.

We were late because of the traffic. We were late because of the fact that there was a lot of traffic. If the transition word comes at the beginning of the sentence, we use a comma; otherwise, we do not. Because it was sunny , we went to the beach. Since it was raining , we stayed home.

Due to the traffic , we were late. Because of the traffic , we were late. We were late as a result of the traffic. We were late as a result of driving through traffic. Each one may only be used once! These transitional words like finally have the function of limiting, restricting, and defining time. They can be used either alone or as part of adverbial expressions. Many transition words in the time category consequently; first, second, third; further; hence; henceforth; since; then, when; and whenever have other uses.

Except for the numbers first, second, third and further they add a meaning of time in expressing conditions, qualifications, or reasons. The numbers are also used to add information or list examples.

Further is also used to indicate added space as well as added time. These transition words are often used as part of adverbial expressions and have the function to restrict, limit or qualify space. Quite a few of these are also found in the Time category and can be used to describe spatial order or spatial reference. Transition Words are also sometimes called or put in the category of Connecting Words. Please feel free to download them via this link to the category page: It contains all the transition words listed on this site.

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Transitional words or phrases sometimes will be precisely what you need to underscore for your readers the intellectual relationship between paragraphs—to help them navigate your essay. Very often, such transitions.

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Commonly Used Transition Words and Phrases for Expository Essays Beginning (beginning of the second paragraph First, To begin with. TRANSITIONAL WORDS AND PHRASES SHOWING RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN AND BETWEEN SENTENCES EXERCISE II. Circle the letter of the word that correctly identifies the appropriate transition word or phrase. Then underline the kind of transition you have used. 1. _____ the invention of television, people probably spent more of .

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Transition words and phrases Words or phrases to help sequence ideas or transition between sentences or paragraphs a piece of writing • in conclusion • ˜nally • lastly • to sum up Find more free resources on teaching writing on our website. Title: transition words. in the essay. In order to be convincing, a writer should address more than one side of the argument in the essay. The writer will agree with one side, and will refute, or use information to argue against, another side. In an argumentative essay, a reader might come across some of the following uses of transitional words and phrases.