When you contrast two things, you see how they are different.
Read the paragraph below to learn how writers use signal words to give readers clues about how the information in a paragraph is organized.
Signal words are words and phrases that appear in the beginning or middle of a sentence.
These words give you clues about where the writer is going. For example, markers of contrast are words that introduce ideas which contrast with other ideas. These markers help you see how the information is organized in a text, and enable you to predict what will come next.
Some examples of markers of contrast include:
on the other hand
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