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Transition Words

Transition Words

Author: Ms. K

    Introduce transition words and how they can improve writing. 


    List a variety of transition words that show a contrast.


    List a variety of transition words that show addition.


    List a variety of transition words that show illustration.


    List a variety of transition words that show cause and effect. 


This packet should help a learner seeking to understand English writing style and who is confused about how to incorporate appropriate transition words. It will explain common transition words and their purposes in writing.  

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What is a Transition?


|tranˈzi sh ən; -ˈsi sh ən|


a word or phrase in a piece of writing that smoothly connects
two sentences, ideas, topics, or sections to each other.

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How Transitions Improve Writing

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List of Transition Words

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