Anyone has ever received criticism about a written assignment has quite possibly been told to use more transition words, which is where a list of transition words come in handy.
While you do not want your paper or other written piece to sound like a long string of transition words, consider adding some of these suggestions from our list of transition words when appropriate in order to spice up your work and to make the sections flow more smoothly from one to another.
What follows is a list of transition words which you might want to use in your writing from time to time. Note that some of them are phrases and not singular words.
Transition words help a written piece to flow more smoothly. Within these types of words, your writing will become choppy. However, sometimes, when a writer is advised to use a new type of device in his or her writing, that person will tend to start sprinkling it in everywhere. Transition words should really fall very naturally throughout a composition.
Let us take a look at examples of sentences without a transition words, and then add a transition word in. You will be able to see how they work with the written word. The first example in each set will be lacking a transition word, and the second example in each set will have one.
The second sentence in each of these pairs is grammatically correct. However, after you read them over a few times, you will see how adding in a transition makes the written word sound more sophisticated.
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