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Community colleges offer preparation for many jobs; also, theyprepare students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
; in addition,
To add an unexpected or surprising continuation
The cost of attendinga community collegeis low; however, many students need financial aid.
; nonetheless, (yet or but)
To add a complete contrast
on the other hand
Most community colleges do not have dormitories; in contrast, most four-year colleges do.
; on the other hand, (but)
To add a result
as a result
- Native and nonnative English speakers have different needs; as a result, most schools provide separate classes for each group.
- ; consequently,
To list ideas in order of time
Police kept people away from the scene of the accident; meanwhile, ambulance workers tried to pull victims out of the wreck.
The workers put five injured people into an ambulance; afterward, they found another victim.
To give an example
Colors can have different meanings; for example, white is the color of weddings in some cultures and of funerals in others.
; for instance,
To show similarities
- Hawaii has sunshine and friendly people; similarly, Mexico's
- weather is sunny and its people hospitable.
To indicate "the first statement is not true; the second statement is true"
instead (meaning"as a substitute")instead
on the contrary
The medicine did not make him feel better; instead, it made him feel worse.
- ; on the contrary,
- ; rather,
- They had planned to go to Hawaii on their honeymoon; instead, they went to Mexico.
To give another possibility
on the other hand
otherwise (meaning "if not")
You can live in a dorm on campus; on the other hand, you can rent a room with a family off campus.
Students must take final exams; otherwise, they will receive a grade of Incomplete
To add an explanation
in other words
Some cultures are matriarchal; in other words, the mothers are the head of the family.
; that is,
To make a stronger statement
Mangoes are a very common fruit; indeed, people eat more mangoes than any other fruit in the world.
; in fact,