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Sequence Paragraphs






In a sequencing paragraph, you are writing to describe a series of events or a process in some sort of order. Usually, this order is based on time.

Example:
Write a paragraph outlining how a person becomes the Prime Minister.


The following words can help you to write a good sequence paragraph:


Order Example
   
first, second, third, etc. First, you need to become a leader of a political party.
Second, you need to win a seat in the House of Commons.
Third, your party must have a majority of seats.
both Both Vancouver and Halifax have rain in the spring.
in the beginning In the beginning, you need to become a leader of a political party.
before Before becoming the prime minister, you need to become the leader of a political party.
then Then, you must win a seat in the House of Commons.
after After winning a seat in the House of Commons, you must make sure you have a majority of seats.
finally Finally, after all these steps, you can call yourself the Prime Minister.
at last At last, you can call yourself the Prime Minister.
subsequently Subsequently, you must make sure you have a majority of seats in the House of Commons.


Time Example
   
recently She was recently elected Prime Minister.
previously She is the new Prime Minister. Previously, she worked as a lawyer in Toronto.
afterwards She won the party leadership last year. Afterwards, she won the election.
when When she won the party leadership, she was still working as a lawyer.
after After winning a seat in the House of Commons, you must make sure you have a majority of seats.




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