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Transition Words

Transition Words, Mrs. Hester's English Class
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Jennifer Hester

on 14 October 2013

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Transcript of Transition Words

Definition:
Transition Words
Sources:
The Free Dictionary. The Free Dictionary website, [Online].
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/transition
(Website consulted on Monday February 27th, 2012)


College Essay Writing. College Essay Writing’s website, [Online].
http://collegeessayswriting.com/transition-words-for-essays/
(Website consulted on Sunday February 26th, 2012)

ABA English. American and British Academies (ABA) English Website, [Online].
http://www.abaenglish.com/blog/english-grammar-learn-english-with-aba/english-grammar-linking-adverbs-and-transition-words/
(Website consulted on Wednesday February 29th, 2012)

Study Guides and Strategies. Study Guides and Strategies Website, [Online].
http://www.studygs.net/wrtstr6.htm
(Website consulted on Thursday March 1st, 2012)
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Examples of transition words in sentences:
1)
Sarah doesn't like apples;

nevertheless

she eats them when her parents tell her to.

nevertheless

is the transition word in this sentence.

2)

The traffic on the highway came to a stop
as a result
of an accident that morning.

as a result
are the transition words in this sentence.

3)

The music had a very retro sound
but at the same time
incorporated a complex modern rhythm.

but
and
at the same time
are the transition words in this sentence.
Answer #2:
The correct answer would be "but".

"but" indicates a contrast between the fact that the tickets went on sale last weekend and that they sold out in less than a day.
Answer #1:
The correct answer would be " During".

"During" indicates when and Chantel and Cody were singing and dancing (which is during the concert).
Question #2:

In the following sentence, find the transition word(s):

The tickets went on sale last weekend, but they
sold out in less than a day.
Transition words that show location:
above, behind , near, throughout, beside, inside, around, between, over, along, among, beneath...
Tranistion words that show time:
during, finally, next, meanwhile, first, second, until, while, afterward, after...
Transistion words that compare things:
likewise, like, also, while, similarly...
Transition words that contrast things:
but, however, yet, still, although, otherwise, on the other hand, even though...
Transition Words: Words which connect ideas together or introduce a shift, contrast, opposition, emphasis or agreement.

Here are some examples:
Thank you for listening to the presentation
even

though
it can be a boring topic. Go forth and write!!
Bonus question:
Write a sentence using furthermore. Type in chat box now.
Question #1:

In the following sentence, find the transition word(s):

During the concert, Chantel and Cody were singing and dancing
Type your answer in the chat box.
Question #3:
Find two transition words in these sentences:

Tina and Wendy are twin sisters. However, they're not identical
twins. For instance, they have different coloured eyes.
Answer #3:
The three transition words are the ones in
pink
:

Tina and Wendy are twin sisters.
However
, they're not identical twins.
For instance
, they have different coloured eyes.
Answer #4:
There are transition words in these sentences.

Jillian
and
Samantha both love to swim.
During
the summer,
they swim almost every single day. They practice swimming
often
because
they want to improve their endurance and
stamina.
Question #4:
How many transition words are found in the following
sentences?

Jillian and Samantha both love to swim. During the summer,
they swim almost every single day. They practice swimming frequently
because they want to improve their endurance and stamina.
Question #5:
Using a transition word of your choice, write a sentence. Type in the chat box now.
Question #6:
Using the transition word "yet", write a sentence involving school.Type in the chat box now.
Transition words that emphasize a point:
again, truly,especially, for this reason, in fact, to repeat...
Transition words that conclude or summarize:
finally, as a result, therefore, to sum up, all in all, in conclusion, because...
Transition words that add information:
for instance, along with, in addition, for example, additionally, also, as well,and...
Transition words that clarify:
that is, for instance, in other words...
Mrs. Hester's English class
Be sure to improve your sentence fluency by using transitional words when possible

You will notice that your writing will improve tremendously
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