IPSO FACTO literally translates to "by the fact itself," which can be interpreted as "given a certain fact, what follows or results must be true." Sounds logical, yes? Just like TRANSITIONS THAT INTRODUCE EXPECTED RESULTS.
Transitions in this category include the following: consequently, as a consequence, therefore, obviously, as such, as a result, hence, thus, accordingly, it comes as no surprise, it stands to reason, logically, since, because, as expected, it follows, if/then, and in that case
These transitions are typically listed after a given fact. But depending how you structure your sentences, they can sometimes show up earlier. Logically and since are two that usually appear first and because can appear before or after. To be included in this category, then must be preceded by another word like if or since.
Jim likes marshmallows but they don't like him back. Consequently, he tries very hard to resist their lure.
Sam missed the application deadline. Even though he pleaded, it came as no surprise the college refused to consider him.
Sarah didn't pay her credit card bill on time and therefore was assessed a late fee by the bank.
Tracy was gung ho to help out. Hence, I put her right to work.
Diane makes the most amazing cookies, and I never met a cookie I didn't like. So obviously, I jump at the opportunity to be her official taste tester.
Since Harrison had glowing reviews and lots of experience, we chose him to become our new dog sitter.
Results of the survey came in as expected, based on all our prior research.
Logically, Ben chose that car because it was the only one he could afford.
I'm terrified of spiders. As such, please don't ask me to kill them for you.
If Warren finishes his homework on time, then he can watch TV.
Karen has a miserable cold. As a result, she can't make the party tonight.
Ooh boy, I'm getting sleepy. Thus, I will end this spoonful here.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I wish you all a wonderful holiday.
Laura Fineberg Cooper
11/25/2019 10:22:25 am
Great post on transitions! Happy Thanksgiving, Laura!
12/5/2019 01:39:37 pm
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