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Transitions from an economic briefing

Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:27 pm
by James Trotta
This thread is for questions on the "Transitions from an economic briefing" class located at http://www.eslgo.com/classes/write/busi ... tions.html

Specifically, the transitions used in the article excerpt were: firslt, in addition, finally, also. Notice how "finally" is not the last transition used ("also" comes after finally in this case). I emphasize this point because I believe it is sometimes taught poorly and students may be led to believe that finally always be the final transition.

In this case, if we switch also and finally, we get a new meaning: "Also, services finally deteriorated..." is very different in meaning from "Finally, services also deteriorated..." (which is how it was originally written).

If you have questions about this class, please reply to this thread and ask away.