Using Transitional Phrases in the TOEFL Essay


At the beginning of a sentence

There are many transitional words and phrases that we can use at the beginning of a sentence. These words have many different meanings, and this makes it more difficult for us to use them correctly.


in spite of that; on the other hand; but

It is true that guns are dangerous. However, they are not responsible for the sudden rise in violent crime. Moreover

here is some more information; in addition; also

Television is a complete waste of time. Moreover, there is never anything good to watch. Nevertheless

but; however; in spite of that

Sometimes my boyfriend makes me crazy. Nevertheless, I still love him. For example

here is one example of what I mean

A dog is a wonderful pet. For example, it always comes when you call its name.


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