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OASIS Writing Skills


This guide includes instructional pages on writing paragraphs.


Transitions: after, afterward, at that moment, at last, at length, before, by that time, during, earlier, first, from then on, later, meanwhile, next, presently, since, second, soon afterward, the next day, then, when, while, within an hour

Example: The rehearsal dinner will be on Friday night. Afterward, we are hoping that many of the guests will help to clean the area for tomorrow's wedding.

Explanation: In these sentences, the transition "afterward" highlights a chronology of events (first the dinner, then the cleaning).