Spoonful #37: Transitions for CONTRAST
IN CONTRAST from my previous post on transitions that herald new information, this spoonful is all about transitions that signal contrast. Is it any surprise that the first transition expression in this category is IN CONTRAST? Read on for more!
Here is a listing of transition words included in this category: in contrast, but, however, despite, in spite of, nonetheless, nevertheless, although, though, yet, unlike, rather than, other than, besides, instead of, conversely, contrary to, whereas, and except.
Janet loves cats but can't tolerate the smell of kitty litter.
I would participate in Saturday's event; however, I need to work.
Most of the children wore the school colors of blue and white to the concert. In contrast, Maryellen wore purple polka-dotted tights and a fuchsia top.
All members have replied by the deadline except for you know who.
In spite of his nasty cold, Timothy marched with band.
Rather than quit the tennis team after losing the match, Meredith vowed to work even harder.
Sometimes I feel like I'm running out of topics, yet new ones always pop into my head.
I heard your argument. Nevertheless, I haven't changed my mind.
Kevin is always clean and polished, unlike Sam who is always covered in dirt.
Other than one day in May, Barry has been consistently tardy.
Though Carol practiced every day, she didn't make the team.
I think that's enough examples for now. Conversely, would you like more? You got it!
Whereas Bob claims he doesn't like sweets, I catch him sneaking candy bars every day.
Contary to most students in her class, Anna isn't afraid to raise her hand and share her opinions.
You can often substitute words within this category. Try switching although for though, besides for other than, and nonetheless for nevertheless. You can make other substitutions with minor tweaks to your sentences. I hope you enjoyed this spoonful. Next week, I'll tackle transitions that introduce results. Have a great week!
11/17/2019 05:54:46 pm
Your examples are always such fun; little stories in themselves. I feel I almost know flashy Maryellen, sneaky Bob, and you know who!
11/17/2019 09:33:14 pm
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