Common prepositions: usage

Posted by Manjusha. Filed in English Grammar

Transitional adverbs show the relationship between the sentences and paragraphs and help the reader to follow the writer’s argument or explanation.

Unlike conjunctions or prepositions, transitional adverbs are not grammatically connected to the sentence. In fact, we can remove them without causing any ungrammaticality.

Transitional adverbs always come at the beginning of a sentence or paragraph and are followed immediately by a comma.

There are several transitional adverbs in English.

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First, firstly, second, secondly etc.
Furthermore, moreover, in addition

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