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Sentence Starters For Writing
Sentence Starters For Writing

Sentence Starters For Writing

Let’s practice some techniques to improve your writing — techniques you can use in all your writing, not only your SAT essay. Thanks to the IEW for these ideas!!

In what ways can you start the second sentence?
There is always a “however.” Each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.

From p. 123 The Official SAT Study Guide, The College Board, ISBN 978-0-87447-979-9.
Here are some ways I started the second sentence using:
1.  a participial phrase
Following the principle of Yin and Yang, each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.
Torn between God and Satan, each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.
Rendered into good and evil by an angry, commanding Zeus, each situation has its benefits and its drawback.
Having elements beyond our control, each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.
2.  a because clause
Because Pandora opened a box, each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.
Because Yin and Yang dominate the universe, each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.
Because we live in a causal world beyond our control, each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.
3.  an -ly word (an adverb)
Frustratingly, each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.
Annoyingly, each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.
Irritatingly, each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.
Mercilessly, each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.
Paradoxically, each situation has its benefits and its drawbacks.


What else can you think of? Do some practice to improve your writing!

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