Transitions are a way to show the relationships between different parts of your paper. Here are some common relationships between ideas, along with words that might be helpful for showing those relationships.
The capital of China is Beijing, and the capital of India is New Delhi.
and, also, both…and, furthermore, too, equally important, further, next, what’s more, in addition, as well as, moreover
Because China’s population is so large, the Chinese government has reduced the country’s birth rate.
because, so that, resulting in, therefore, since, due to, at last, consequently, accordingly, hence, thus, in response to
Like China, India has a population of over one billion people.
like, likewise, similarly, in like manner, analogous to, just as
China has reduced the country’s birth rate, but India has not been able to slow its population growth.
but, whereas, in contrast, unlike, instead, differently, however, yet, by comparison, on the other hand
Although China has the world’s largest population now, India’s population will be the largest by 2013.
although, nonetheless, still, though, yet, despite, sometimes, in part
China’s geography is highly varied, including frozen mountain ranges and tropical beaches.
including, for example, after all, consider, specifically, such as
The success of the China’s policy demonstrates that a government can influence population size.
demonstrates, proves, evidently, indeed, shows, in fact
China enacted the one-child policy after deciding that the population was expanding unsustainably. after, first, second, third, following, afterward, before, formerly,
simultaneously, subsequently, concurrently, now, in the meantime
In the end, we can see that governments do influence the size of their country’s population.
in the end, on the whole, in short, in closing, to summarize, finally
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