Good paragraphs are built by using transitional words and phrases to glue ideas together, creating a logical and cohesive whole. Skilled writers use several techniques to make paragraphs stick together. One such technique is transitional expressions.
Transitional Expressions are words and phrases that:
These expressions are also used to show connections to achieve paragraph coherence. [A partial list of common transitional expressions appears at the end of this post.]
Example: In her current position, Ms. Cho manages a small sales team. At the same time, she assists with all strategic planning activities. In addition to those duties, Ms. Cho also develops her division’s budget; however, her staff accountant assists her with specific financials.
Your task. Choose a transitional expression to connect each set of the sentences below.
[Transitional Expressions Table is available as a PDF attachment to this post]
Here is an online version of this exercise.
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