What Are Transitional Devices?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 9, 2020 4:07:28 PM ET
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Transitional devices are words or phrases that connect one sentence or paragraph with another. Also known as connectives or linking words and phrases, they clarify a piece of writing by smoothly carrying thoughts and ideas from one point to the next.

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