Life is punctuated by major transitions: from diapers to big kid undies, from high school to college, and from college to job or grad school! But transitions aren't always so dramatic.
In writing, they smooth the path from one paragraph to the next or ensure that new information is viewed in the proper light. Sometimes, as the SAT proves, it can difficult to figure out the proper transition word to use for each case. In keeping with my "one spoonful at a time" philosophy, each transition category will have its own post. First up...
TRANSITIONS THAT ADD NEW INFORMATION:
also, and, another, besides, further, furthermore, in addition, additionally, moreover, too, as well, plus
Many lists place more transition words in this particular category. One such word is alternatively. To me, however, that word belongs in a different category: transition words that show contrast. (Ooh...does that sound like the next spoonful?!) Until then, I wish you all a wonderful week.
Laura Fineberg Cooper
A Spoonful of Grammar