Guide to Grammar and Usage Relationship Time Contrast Comparison Result Summary Place Transition Words 300 next, then, finally, first, second, third, fourth, afterward, before, during, soon, later, mean- while, subsequently but, nevertheless, yet, in contrast, however, still likewise, in comparison, similarly therefore, consequently, as a result, thus, due to this, accordingly as a result, in brief, in conclusion, hence, in short, finally in the front, in the back, here, there, nearby Use transitions to show how ideas are linked. Without transition:Lisa completed her research. She started her outline. With transition:After Lisa completed her research, she started her outline. V Verb Tense The tense of a verb shows its time. Every verb has three parts. Verb Part Present tense Past tense Past participle Example break broke broken