On the other hand help from transitional words or phrases is usually required when a sentence or paragraph contradicts

• furthermore

• first, second, third, etc. (archaic: firstly, secondly, thirdly etc.)

• incidentally

Figure 3.1 'Smoothers': Transitions that Continue an Expected Flow of Logic

• nevertheless

• surprisingly

• for comparison

Figure 3.2 'Contradictors': Transitions that Indicate Change to an Expected Flow of Logic the on-going logic of the previous idea. These transition words or phrases are seldom optional. [See Figure 3.2.] They serve to warn the reader that the direction of the logic is about to change.

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