It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, we talk a lot and offer a lot of examples. This is great, but we might need to remind people of our original point. How do you conclude or restate your idea in your writing or speech? The answer…. transition words!
Here are a few of the most common transition words for wrapping up or concluding your statement:
All in all, for these reasons, to sum up, in brief, in conclusion, in short, in summary, to conclude, to summarize, these examples show …, it is clear that …, you can see that...
Transition words are usually placed at the beginning of the sentence, followed by a comma. The last three phrases also start the sentence, but you don’t need to use a comma. Here are some practice questions. Share your idea first, then restate your opinion with one of the words listed above.
- Do you prefer Macs or PCs? Why?
- What is the best country to live in? Why
- Would you rather get married earlier or later in life? Why?
- What is the best career right now? Why?
- Who is the best leader in the world right now? Why?