WC 1_1 Conjunctions and Transitions

January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Grammar
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Learning Objective:

Today I will identify and use transitions and conjunctions to connect ideas..

•Transition=change, move into or over •Conjunction= to merge, connect with

What are we going to identify and use today? Transitions and conjunctions to connect ideas.

I worked on this PointPoint. I at my lunch.

How do we connect both sentences? We connect sentences by using conjunctions!

I worked on this PowerPoint, while I at my lunch.

It is important to know how to correctly use

transitions and conjunctions to connect ideas because it will help you write better sentences! It is also important because it can help you identify transitions and conjunctions to connect ideas because It will help you identify if any sentences are written incorrectly. What are other reasons it is important to correctly use independent and dependent clauses? It will be tested!

when

later

additionally

because therefore

if

Conjunctions

with

earlier Words that link parts of text

and furthermore

but

which

however

Conjunctions are used to join sentences or clauses together.

Susie saw a dog.

The dog only had three legs.

Conjunctions are used to join sentences or clauses together.

Susie saw a dog.

The dog only had three legs.

Conjunctions are used to join sentences or clauses together.

Susie saw a dog, Conjunction

only had three legs.

Conjunctions are used to join sentences or clauses together.

Susie saw a dog, because which when with but only had three leg

Conjunctions are used to join sentences or clauses together.

Susie saw a dog. The dog only had three legs.

Susie saw a dog, which only had three legs

Conjunctions are used to join sentences or clauses together.

Sarah ran away from the dog.

The dog barked at Sarah.

Conjunctions are used to join sentences or clauses together.

Sarah ran away from the dog.

The dog barked at Sarah.

Conjunctions are used to join sentences or clauses together.

Sarah ran away from the dog.

The dog barked at Sarah.

Conjunctions are used to join sentences or clauses together.

Sarah ran away, Conjunction

the dog barked.

Conjunctions are used to join sentences or clauses together.

but Sarah ran away, the dog barked. because when with

Conjunctions are used to join sentences or clauses together.

Sarah ran away from the dog. The dog barked at Sarah. Sarah ran away when the dog barked.

Sarah ran away because the dog barked. Sarah ran away until the dog barked.

Transitions Transitions are words that help make your writing more coherent. They create connections between: - one clause and another clause - one sentence and another sentence - one group of sentences and the next group of sentences

Joining Two Independent Clauses One way of joining two independent clauses is with a semicolon, a transition, and a comma. ; furthermore,

Marcos is a great swimmer

he’s very good at scuba diving.

Marcos is a great swimmer ;furthermore, he’s very good at scuba diving.

Connecting Two Sentences You can use a transition and comma to tell the reader the logical relationship between two sentences.

In fact,

Marcos is very athletic.

he plays three sports at school.

Marcos is very athletic. In fact, he plays three sports at school.

Placement of Transition Rather than placing the transition at the beginning of the second sentence, you may place it in the middle of the second sentence after the subject with two commas. Marcos is very athletic.

transition

He, in fact, plays three sports at school. subject

Transitions in Longer Writing When writing a paragraph or a larger piece of writing,you can use a transition to show the reader the logical relationship between one group of sentences and another group of sentences.

This is useful when you want to let the reader know that you are changing from one idea to another idea.

Example- Longer Piece of Writing Transition connects ideas in paragraph 2 to ideas in paragraph 1.

Essay Introduction Body Paragraph 1

Body Paragraph 2: In addition,

Body Paragraph 3: Furthermore,

Conclusion:

Transition connects ideas in paragraph 3 to ideas in paragraph 2.

Types of Transitions Relationship Addition

Transition Moreover Furthermore In addition besides

Marcos loves to ski

he likes to fish.

;moreover, ;furthermore, ;in addition, ;besides,

Types of Transitions Relationship Reinforcement/Emphasis

Transition Indeed In fact

Marcos plays basketball The transition and second clause reemphasize the first clause.

;in fact, ;indeed,

he plays every Saturday.

Types of Transitions Relationship Exemplification

Transition For example For instance In particular

Marcos enjoys outdoor sports

;for example, The second clause is more specific than the first.

;for instance, ;in particular,

he likes hiking, skiing, and fishing.

Types of Transitions Relationship Contrast

Transition However In contrast

Marcos enjoys scuba diving ;on the other hand, ;however, ;on the contrary, ;in contrast, I think it is an expensive sport.

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On the contrary On the other hand

Types of Transitions Relationship Result or Effect

Transition Consequently Thus Therefore

Accordingly Hence As a result

;thus, Marcos broke his leg

;consequently, ;therefore, ;hence, ;as a result, ;accordingly,

he can’t play basketball.

Types of Transitions Relationship Time

Transition Meanwhile (at the same time) Subsequently (after) Thereafter (after)

;subsequently, Marcos scored a goal

;thereafter,

after

his team won the game.

How do you identify conjunctions and transitions in sentences? Steps to identifying conjunctions and transitions in sentences. 1. Read the sentence. 2. Look for conjunction or transition words. 3. Underline the conjunction or transition word.

Bill and Latisha took a taxi to the airport.

How do you identify conjunctions and transitions in sentences? Steps to identifying conjunctions and transitions in sentences. 1. Read the sentence. 2. Look for conjunction or transition words. 3. Underline the conjunction or transition word.

They left late, yet they arrived in plenty of time.

How do you use conjunctions and transitions in sentences? Steps to using conjunctions and transitions in sentences. 1. Read the sentence. 2. Figure out what would make the sentence better by adding either a conjunction or a transition. 3. Reread to ensure it makes sense

The boy went to the park. The boy went to the library. The boy was tired. The boy went to the park and the library and as a result was very tired.

How do you use conjunctions and transitions in sentences? Steps to using conjunctions and transitions in sentences. 1. Read the sentence. 2. Figure out what would make the sentence better by adding either a conjunction or a transition. 3. Reread to ensure it makes sense

Making a cake is very easy. First _________, get all the Then ingredients. ________, mix all the ingredients together. Next _________, preheat the oven. _________, Finally put the cake in the oven and wait for 30 minutes.

So what did we do today?

Today I used and identified conjunctions and transitions in sentences.

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