Transition words and phrases

Writing is a form of expression to convey your ideas on an intended topic to the like minded people or readers. Hence, it should be clear, understandable, and logically consistent. Then only,  your readers could know about yours thoughts and intention. For this, logical relationship between different ideas is utmost important to make a good sense of your text. So, in order to connect different ideas, conjunctive adverbs or transition words and phrases are unavoidable. In this post, “Transition words and phrases” you will learn about how to connect contrasting ideas.

Here are some useful transition words and phrases which used to connect contrasting ideas:-

•However, nevertheless, nonetheless, in contrast, on the contrary, and still.

These are some contrast showing conjunctive adverbs or transition words and phrases . Now, let’s see the correct use of these words in the sentences.

However and nevertheless

Both are conjunctive adverbs or words used to express contrasting ideas. Indeed, these are too confusing to grasp or understand due to multiple meanings. Nevertheless, I will definitely make it more simple for the sake of your understanding.

•Generally “however” is used for negative expression to a positively  stated earlier statement.

•Second, it also gives unexpected or surprising outcome for previous ideas.

•The annual rainfall in India is more than enough to fulfill the growing demand for industry  and agriculture. However, most of the states of country always faces water scarcity due to poor water management.

•African nations are rich in natural resources, including both biotic and abiotic; however, incidents of ethnic conflicts, and poor governance are not letting people to realize potential.

•He is too busy person ; however, nowadays, he is enjoying holidays.

•The green house gases are on the decline. However, it will take many years to reduce the degree of impacts.

•The rate of child mortality rate is declining rapidly in the world; however, the incidents of malnutrition are still making headlines.

Use of nevertheless

•Like however, nevertheless also connects two or more contrasting ideas but with greater stress or emphasis.

•Unlike however, it is more formal and shows positive contrast to the earlier stated statement.

•The syllabus of exam was too vast; nevertheless, he covered it within time.

•The goal of economic growth seems imaginary; nevertheless, considering the nations potential, it is within the reach.

•Poverty is the biggest challenge in the world; nevertheless, in the last two decades, more than one billion people are uplifted.

•He looks too weak to win the race; nevertheless, he is the last champion.

“In contrast and on the contrary” are more useful to use in the opposite meaning in respect to previous statement, whereas, “still” is useful to show greater resilience and stress. Besides, “nonetheless” is milder expression for contrast compare to “nevertheless.”

In the upcoming posts, I will try to make it more simple so that you could use all the transition words and phrases of contrast with greater ease.

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