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    transitional words

    Can I use the transitional words "First and foremost... Additionally... Last but (certainly) not least ..." to explain a topic?

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    Re: transitional words

    Could you give example sentences using them?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: transitional words

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Could you give example sentences using them?
    I love English. First and formost, English is very important. Additionally, I can travel around the word if I can speak English. Last but certainly not least, mastering English can help me make more foreign friends.

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    Re: transitional words

    That paragraph seems a bit overloaded to me, but the idea of using them is OK in this sort of writing.

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    Re: transitional words

    You misspelt "foremost" in post #3.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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