Is a transition sentence the start of a new paragraph or is it the sentence before a new paragraph?


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What Guys Said 1

  • both actually:

    ""Readers know that when a new paragraph begins they should expect a somewhat new thought, but they also expect it to relate in some way to the thoughts just expressed. If there is no immediate connection, either create an entirely new section, not just a new paragraph, or write a transition sentence to begin the new paragraph. This transition sentence performs basically the same function as a comedian's transition, 'So speaking of kangaroos, I was talking to an Australian guy the other day. . . .' It allows the audience to follow a logical train and not lose sight of the path the performer is taking. You can still allow your reader to make some deductions, but don't force him to guess how things fit.""


What Girls Said 1

  • The start of a new paragraph.