ELA A 10 Transition Words Using transitions, or connecting words, helps readers/listeners follow the flow of ideas and understand the relationships between ideas. Transitions act like bridges or links between sentences and paragraphs. Writers and speakers can employ transitions " to show the addition of ideas " to show contrast " to show similarities " to show connections " to add examples and illustrations " to emphasize or repeat an idea " to show space relationships " to establish time relationships " to show cause and effect " to summarize or conclude Pronouns can also work as connectors between ideas and sentences.
In the following sentence, the pronoun her links the second sentence to the first sentence by referring to the antecedent Sheila . EXAMPLE: Sheila has three brothers and two sisters. Her family is much larger than my family.
Read the following paragraphs and note how the use of transition words and phrases in the second paragraph results in a logical and cohesive flow of ideas. Summer is a great time. Summer allows people to pursue their favourite hobbies.
My dad 9s favourite hobby is fishing. My mom has no use for fishing. My mom loves gardening and likes running marathons.
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Mom enjoy different summer activities. Both my mom and dad love taking long walks. They take leisurely strolls.<br><br> They stroll the scenic river bank and the lush valley. I could not be bothered spending my precious summer days on any of the activities that my parents like to do. I could swim three times a day and never tire of it.<br><br> My buddy Clarence despises swimming. He spends his summer days bird watching. Summer is great.<br><br> People get to do some of their favourite things. Summer is a great time because it allows people to pursue their favourite hobbies. For example , my dad 9s favourite hobby is fishing even though my mom has no use for fishing.<br><br> Instead , she loves gardening and likes running marathons. Although they enjoy different summer activities, both my mom and dad love taking long walks. Consequently , they take leisurely strolls along the scenic river bank and across the lush valley.<br><br> I, on the other hand , could not be bothered spending my precious summer days on any of the activities that my parents like to do. As a matter of fact , my favourite summertime activity is swimming. In fact , I could swim three times a day during summer and never tire of it.<br><br> My buddy Clarence, however , despises swimming, so he spends his summer days bird watching. Clearly , summer is wonderful because people get to do some of their favourite things. Below is a chart listing common transition words and phrases.<br><br> Transition Function Transitions Words and Phrases to show a time relationship between ideas first second third fourth now while after before now during then later next last finally eventually meanwhile simultaneously presently at present sometimes from time to time previously concurrently at this point immediately to add an idea or introduce examples another that is in fact too also namely besides likewise furthermore moreover in addition to illustrate similarly for example equally important for instance in the same way for the same reason to show similarity in other words similarly likewise again to show contrast between points but yet although however despite whereas in contrast on the other hand on the contrary in spite of instead nevertheless to show space relationships beside above beyond below here there behind nearby in front across between over adjacent down up next to to the right to the left to show cause and effect because since therefore hence consequently as a result accordingly thus so to emphasize or repeat an important idea in fact clearly undoubtedly indeed certainly in other words that is to say mainly as I have said to summarize or conclude in brief in summary in short to conclude finally on the whole in conclusion last therefore as a result