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Archive for April, 2011

Transition Words for CONCEDE

Transition Words for the writer. Whether you write for fun, for school, or professionally these lists will come in handy as a quick reference guide.The following is lists of words and/or phrases that will help you to show CONCEDE in your writing.
The Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary describes concede as “…to accept as true, valid, or accurate…”.
The Synonym Finder, by J. I. Rodale definition, “…acknowledge, recognize, admit, allow: yield, accede, agree…”

Admittedly After all Albeit
Although Although this may be true At the same time
But even so Certainly Clearly
Doubtless Doubtlessly Even so
Even though Granted Granted that
Naturally Nevertheless No doubt
Of course Still Surely
Though To accede To accommodate
To acknowledge To acknowledge defeat To acquiesce
To adjust To admit To admit the truth
To agree To capitulate To comply with
To compromise To concede To concur
To confess To conform To consent
To give up To make a concession To reconcile
To settle To submit To succumb
To surrender To withdraw To yield
Unfortunately While it is true Yet

Transition words for CONTRAST

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This week we’ll focus on that CONTRAST.

The Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary describes contrast as “…compare or appraise in respect to differences…”. 
The Synonym Finder, by J. I. Rodale definition, “…differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, make a distinction, mark…”

The following are  lists of words and/or phrases that will help you to show contrast in your writing.

A clear difference A dissimilarity A distinct difference
A distinctive A strong distinction After all
Against Alternatively Although
Although this may be true Although true An opposing view
An unlikeness And yet Another distinction
At the same time Anti But
But another But at the same time By the same token
Conflicting viewpoint Contradictory Contrary to
Contrarily Conversely Counter to
Despite Despite this fact Diametrically opposed
Different from Disproportionately Dissimilar
Distinct Divergent Diverse
Even so Even though Faster
For For all that However
In another way In contrast In contrast to
In one way In opposition In reverse order
In sharp contrast In spite of Instead
Larger Less Likewise
More Nevertheless Nonetheless
Notwithstanding On one hand On the other hand
On the contrary Opposing Opposite
Otherwise Pro Rather
Slower Smaller Still
Still another Still yet The antithesis of
The next variation The reverse of The third distinction
Though To contradict To counter
To differ To differ from To differentiate
To oppose To the contrary Unbalanced
Unequal Unequally Unequivocally
Uniquely Unlike Versus
Whereas While Yet

In the coming weeks, I’ll offer word choices on how to indicate time order, various choices for substituting said, to make a point and much more.  I’ll also offer description words, phrases, and ideas on how to show your characters size, shape and tone without telling the reader.  I hope you stop in to visit often.  Feel free to offer your own suggestion and ideas.  See you next week.