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Transition words are used to connect ideas and show flow. This page shows a list of transition words you can use to guide your reader through your essays or stories.
For Example: Single Transition Words
accordingly, additionally, afterward, afterwards, albeit, also, although, altogether, another, basically…
Third party → take → another location
Talking partner → take → another place
Speaker or writer → take → another place
Third party → bring → the partner of the conversation
Third party → bring → speaker or writer
Speaker or writer ↔ bring ↔ Talking party
ate, drank, etc…
In English, past tense verbs are actions or events that have finished. There are regular verbs that simply end with a “d” or an “ed” and irregular verbs that look different from the original verb sometimes using an “ied” at the end, like in the past tense verb married.
Regular Verb: “I have cereal every day. I eat breakfast everyday.”
Past Tense: “I had a bowl of cereal for breakfast yesterday. I ate breakfast yesterday.”
8 Bits of Advice
Use the Active Voice if possible.
Link Ideas with Conjunctions.
Use Commas to Connect Multiple Ideas As One Idea.
Use a Serial Commas in Lists.
Use the Semicolon to Join Ideas.
Use the Simple Present Tense for Habitual Actions.
Use the Present Progressive Tense for Current Action.
If You Don’t Know the Past Tense Verbs Add “ed”.