Transition words, also known as “conjunctive adverbs,” can be great fun! FURTHERMORE, they are useful tools for improving the clarity and quality of a piece of writing.These words and phrases allow us to connect ideas (mainly in formal, written English) in a variety of ways. FOR EXAMPLE, we might use them to add information, contrast ideas, or inform the reader of time relationships between events. IN ADDITION, transition words can be used to introduce a summary of ideas and connect clauses that show cause and effect. So many possibilities!
Transition words are an important tool in written communication. HOWEVER, if they are used incorrectly, they can do more harm than good. THEREFORE, let’s get some practice and make sure we know how to use them…
Check out these websites to get some practice with transition words (and some other types of connectors)
- Here is a useful Quizlet page to review these words
- Practice from "to Learn English"
- Another Practice from "to Learn English"
- 4 Linking word practice exercises from "Flo Joe"
- Practice 5
- Practice 6
- Adding information (Engvid)
- Cause and effect (Engvid)
- However(LearnAmericanEnglish Online)
- Nevertheless (Learn AmericanEnglishOnline)