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Complex Sentences for Time Sequence (continued)

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Review of Transition Word Sentences for Time Sequence
What is a transition word sentence?

A transition word sentence is a combination of two independent sentences (two independent clauses) connected by a transition word.

A transition word sentence uses specific punctuation before and after the transition word. 

What is a transition word sentence for time sequence?

A transition word sentence for time sequence connects event #1 and event #2 in separate sentences.

A special transition word is the "connection" or the "bridge" between the two sentences.

 

Example:

We bought our tickets.    After that , we got on the bus.
event #1 transition word comma event #2

           

What are the special transition word expressions for time sequence?

         Transition Word Expressions for Time Sequence:

After that  ,

Following that , 

 

How do you write a transition word sentence for time sequence?

Follow these steps:

1.Write event #1 in a complete sentence and put a period after the last
   word.
2. Write the transition word letter with a capital letter.
3. Put a comma after the transition word expression.
4.Write event #2 in a complete sentence and put a period after the last 
   word.

 

"Before" has two formulas:

 

Example:

  He turned on the TV  .   After that    ,      he adjusted the volume.   
                      
event #1                             transition word                         event #2
              
dependent clause             

         

What is the formula for a transition word sentence of time sequence?

Formula:

(S = subject     V = verb     OI = other information     TW = transition word)

S     +     V     +     OI  .           TW   ,              S     +     V     +     OI  .

                     event #1                                                                         event #2


 

Practice with Commas:

In seven of these ten sentences, a comma is missing.  CLICK the location that needs a comma. 

Click this picture to see the answers: 

 

 



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Yes!  You need this comma because the subordinate (dependent) clause is first.  Good work! Yes!  Nice work.  You DO need a comma after a transitional expression.  Yes!  You need this comma before the coordinator "and then."    Good work! Yes!  Nice work.  You DO need a comma after a transitional expression.  Yes!  You need this comma before the coordinator "and then."    Good work! Yes!  You need this comma because the subordinate (dependent) clause is first.  Good work! Yes!  Nice work.  You DO need a comma after a transitional expression.  No.  A comma cannot go here.  Try another location.