Your clear and concise tips is very helpful to my son -- he struggles with organization so he needs tools that can help be a better writer and communicator of his ideas. Thanks so much for your help! This will help me make my essays better! I will use this website for years to come! Thank you so much for creating this website!
My essays will be a million times better now! Are there any other articles that you would recommend for me? I intend to read more by you! I was racing against time to do my five paragraph essay as the teacher timed my class and I clicked on this and my mind was wide opened with the million ideas I could add. It is very helpful in my essay writing and it improves my understanding too so I believe that it will give more Hint in writing.
Thanks and God will bless you for done this job. Hi Nicole--I have lots of instructions on how to write articles. Google that and you'll find it. My son has to write a word essay on violence and the Impact. And yes I've never in my life wrote an essay. So not sure on how to even start nor word it? Can someone please clue me in thanks. I think your sentence would work but it is a bit hard to tell out of context of the paragraph.
However, I think it would be better if you said:. Hi Fuat, I now understand your question more clearly.
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With the added information you give here, I would have to say that "especially" is not a good substitute for "in particular. Especially, I like swimming. Thanks Virginia. And yet in your samples "especially" refers to "in the summer" and "when it is a warm day" respectively, whereas in my example it referred to "swimming". So, again, can it be used in place of "in particular" - as in "I have a number of hobbies.
Thanks in advance. To make this a good sentence you need something between "especially" and the subject "I. Thanks a lot, Virginia. So, would a sentence like "Especially I like swimming" be correct? Hello Fuat, these are words that are intended to help you start your sentences with something other than just the subject.
Some of these words work alone and others need to be put into a phrase. Especially when my daughter is taking a nap, I enjoy a quiet cup of tea and a good novel. Hello, Virginia. Thanks for this undoubtedly useful article. I'd like to clarify something: the title of this material is "sentence starters". Does it mean that the above mentioned words can be used at the beginning of a sentence?
Can I start a sentence with "especially"? Thank you in advance. Thanks i cant wait to print this out and carry it with me for my English class. And take it out when i can. Hi jlc--I'm glad to hear that you work hard at your revision. I'm not sure about the "Same for" as a start. Could you give me the full sentence? I can't think of a sentence that is correct which uses that beginning; however, sometimes in conversation and dialogue, it is appropriate to write what people are speaking, even if it is not correct grammar.
This is really useful. Things I should have learned in school but have not really done so. Thanks for a great hub. Hello Madam, this is the best article about English I found on the net. Thank you very much for sharing it.
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Hi, thanks for this article. I was writing an undergrad engineering report and this helped me a lot.
Thanks for your time and effort and God bless you. We can only use notes from Professors lectures; you are immensely helping me. Hi Lulu! I used to assign a reflection journal in my class. What I had my students do was to either just reflect on something that happened that week, or to talk about something they had read or seen in the media, or to reflect on a question.
You probably need to check out my articles on reflection and personal experience essays. You can find my other articles by searching this website, by looking at my profile page or looking at the links to the side of this article. Hi Tammy--I'm so very glad this helped you. Thanks for letting me know! You made my day. I just started college at age The instructor said write a summary and impact response paper on pages 9 to I immediately panicked, after reading your article I'm feeling much more confident in doing my first college assignment.
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Using transition words helps you resist the habit of using a simple subject-verb sentence structure. Transitions link your ideas more effectively and create more nuanced meaning. Finally, transitions make your writing sound more professional and less like spoken language.
How To Use Sentence Starter Lists The most important tip for improving your writing quickly is to follow one rule: Start every sentence in a paragraph with a different word. Here is my step-by-step guide: Use the transition list as you write: Think about how the sentences in your paragraph are related to one another. If you are comparing and contrasting two ideas, then use the "Showing Contrast" transition words see list below.
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Are you writing about steps in a process? Then use the "Adding to an Idea" transition words below. Using the transition list while you are revising : Sometimes, it is easier not to worry about these words until your final draft stage, especially if you are a beginning writer. How do you do this? Use the following tips: Go through your first draft and circle the first word in every sentence. If you use the same word to start a sentence twice in a paragraph, then you need to choose another transition word and re-word the sentence. Choosing the Right Word How can you choose the right word for each sentence?
Ask yourself: What does the sentence before this one say? How does this sentence relate to that one? Scan the list for a transition that seems to fit best. You can also use these questions for help: Does this sentence add information? Tips to Remember 1. Use a variety of transition words, not the same one. Put a comma after the transition word. Put the subject of the sentence after the comma.