If it is placed at the beginning we need to use a comma after the clause.
Once you have mastered the basics of correct usage in written English, you will want to express yourself in increasingly complex ways.
As a "part of speech" transition words are used to link words, phrases or sentences.
They help the reader to progress from one idea (expressed by the author) to the next idea.
Describing similarities Likewise Correspondingly Equally Not only…
but also In the same way Similarly Showing cause and effect Consequently As a result Thus Hence (never ‘hence why’) Since (try to avoid ‘as’ when showing cause and effect) Because Therefore Accordingly This suggests that It follows that For this reason Comparing and contrasting Alternatively However Conversely On the other hand Instead Yet On the contrary Showing limitation or contradiction Despite/in spite of While (not whilst!
This leads many students to fall into a trap of imagining that the longer the word, the more impressive and intelligent their writing will seem.
We often see long sentences and multisyllabic words where shorter sentences and simpler words would do.
One of the best ways to improve your writing style is to use sentence connectors.
Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences.