Sentence Connectors (Good for Essays)

07 Jun 2012

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Lin Guoyao
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Sentence Connectors (Good for Essays)

However: in spite of that; on the other hand; but

It is true that guns are dangerous. However, they are not responsible for the sudden rise in violent crime.

Moreover: here is some more information; in addition; also
Television is a complete waste of time. Moreover, there is never anything good to watch.

Nevertheless: but; however; in spite of that
Sometimes my boyfriend makes me crazy. Nevertheless, I still love him.

For example: here is one example of what I mean
A dog is a wonderful pet. For example, it always comes when you call its name.

For instance: here is one example of what I mean
The internet is one of the greatest achievements in history. For instance, people can now learn about almost anything online--it has more information than most libraries!

For one thing: this is my first example; one example is this
I hate my car! For one thing, it never starts in the morning.

In fact: here is some more specific information
Americans are fat people! In fact, statistics show that 4 out of 5 Americans are overweight.

In point of fact: but here is some surprising information
Some people argue that guns are responsible for violence in our society. In point of fact, most violent crimes do not involve guns.

Similarly: in the same or similar way
Both of my parents were teachers. Similarly, I am also a teacher

Likewise: in the same or similar way
All machines require some kind of energy. Likewise, the human body also requires energy--in the form of food.

In contrast: on the other hand
Animals just make sounds. In contrast, humans can speak and communicate.

In other words: what I mean to say is this
All politicians lie, cheat, and steal. In other words, the only people they really care about are themselves.

All in all: in general; overall
My town has a library, a swimming pool, and a few good places to eat. All in all, it's a nice place to live.

In short: here is a summary in very simple language
Pollution causes global warming, destroys the environment, and endagers human life. In short, there is nothing good about pollution.

Grammar note: don't forget the comma!

Transitional phrases are usually used at the beginning of a sentence. They are always followed by a comma. Examples:

  1. In contrast, humans can speak and communicate.
  2. For example, it always comes when you call its name.
  3. Moreover, there is never anything good to watch.

Never forget your comma!

 

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