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Title: Ah, Those Transitions


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Ah, Those Transitions
  • Connecting Ideas

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What are transitions and how are they used?
  • Transition words and phrases help make clear
    connections between ideas and see that sentences
    and paragraphs flow together smoothly, making
    them easier to read.

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Transition words
  • Provide more information
  • Provide an example
  • Provide a cause or reason
  • Provide a result or an effect
  • Provide a purpose or reason
  • Provide a comparison or contrast
  • Provide a sequence
  • Provide a summary
  • Provide a conclusion

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Transition words that provide more information
  • Besides
  • Furthermore
  • In addition
  • Indeed
  • In fact
  • Moreover
  • Second
  • Third

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Transition words that provide an example
  • For example
  • For instance
  • In particular
  • Particularly
  • Specifically
  • To demonstrate
  • To illustrate

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Transition words that provide a cause or reason
  • As
  • Because
  • Because of
  • Due to
  • For
  • For the reason that
  • Since

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Transition words that provide a result or an
effect
  • Accordingly
  • Finally
  • Consequently
  • Hence
  • So
  • Therefore
  • Thus

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Transition words that provide a purpose or reason
  • For fear that
  • In the hope that
  • In order to
  • So
  • So that
  • With this in mind

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Transition words that provide a comparison or
contrast
  • Although
  • However
  • In comparison
  • In contrast
  • Likewise
  • Nevertheless
  • On the other hand
  • Similarly
  • Whereas
  • Yet

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Transition words that provide a sequence
  • After
  • Before
  • Currently
  • During
  • Eventually
  • Finally
  • First,...Second,..., etc.
  • Formerly
  • Immediately
  • Initially
  • Lastly
  • Later
  • Meanwhile
  • Next
  • Previously
  • Simultaneously
  • Soon
  • Subsequently

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Transition words that provide a summary
  • Briefly
  • In brief
  • Overall
  • Summing up
  • To put it briefly
  • To sum up
  • To summarize

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Transition words that provide a conclusion
  • Given these facts
  • Hence
  • In conclusion
  • So
  • Thus
  • To conclude
  • Therefore

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Ready for a Quiz ?
  • How much do you know about using transition
    words? Take the Quiz and find out.

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Can you transition?
  • Choose a transition word to complete the
    following sentences.

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Choose the best transition
  • I love to write essays for school. 
    _____________, I really enjoy receiving large
    amounts of homework from my teachers.

Nevertheless In fact Due to
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Choose the best transition
  • __________ working as the president of the United
    States, George Bush loves to ride horses.

Eventually Likewise In addition to
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Choose the best transition
  • _________ I do enjoy cooking as a hobby, I will
    not prepare all the food for your party.

On the other hand Although To put it briefly
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Choose the best transition
  • ____________I promised to go to school today, I
    stayed home to watch television.

Currently Indeed Although
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Choose the best transition
  • ___________ Jack's going up the hill to fetch a
    pail of water, he returned home with an empty
    bucket.

Meanwhile With this in mind Whereas
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Choose the best transition
  • _______ to make my writing very clear, I will
    learn how to use transitional words.

Previously Therefore For fear that
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Choose the best transition
  • _________ people believed the earth was flat. 

With this in mind Eventually In hopes that
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Choose the best transition
  • Things were pretty dull. _______ the families of
    our neighborhood were excited about the people
    who moved into the Blakes house.

To put it briefly Since Consequently
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Choose the best transition
  • _________ they learned their the new student was
    from California.

Eventually Overall To demonstrate
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Choose the best transition
  • Polls show that the Beatles are the most popular
    singing group of this century. ________________
    , there are country music fans who would
    disagree.

In particular However For instance
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Choose the best transition
  • There are some slight variations in climate, but
    ________________ mild winters can be expected in
    the South.

consequently otherwise as a rule  
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Choose the best transition
  • The two larger cities, ________________ Knoxville
    and Chattanooga, are in East Tennessee.

finally namely in summary 
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Choose the best transition 
  • It was announced that teachers' working hours
    would be longer than other professions.
    ______________ , even fewer new teachers are
    expected to join the profession.

As a result So that Likewise 
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Choose the best transition
  • Sales of cassettes have dropped over the past 12
    months. _____________ , CDs have seen an increase
    in sales.

Above all Correspondingly In contrast
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Nevertheless In other words Similarly 
Choose the best transition
  • The mayor explained that tax collection was down,
    it would be necessary to freeze salaries at their
    current level. ______________ , no-one was
    getting a pay rise.

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Furthermore In comparison With reference to  
Choose the best transition  
  • It is clear, therefore, that Roberts grades in
    English will improve only slowly due to his hard
    work. ______________ the problems he is
    experiencing in algebra, the outlook is slightly
    less optimistic.

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as well as in addition in the same way  
Choose the best transition
  • In order to try to reduce car use in the inner
    cities, the government has announced new
    restrictions and, ______________ , a new tax on
    individual car use.

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obviously otherwise as a result    
Choose the best transition    
  • Homework must be handed in by the deadline,
    ______________ they will not be graded.

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Nevertheless Because Even though   
Choose the best transition
  • ______________ it has been shown that many
    accidents occur on motorcycles, the use of
    helmets should be required.

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