29Use the Trusty Transition

When you want to create a bridge between one idea and the next, two sentences, a few words, or two paragraphs, use the trusty transition. Transitions are a handy helper for e-mail messages, because they keep the reader from getting lost in a plethora of paragraphs and swampland of sentences. Here are a few situations in which the transition can make your message flow more smoothly.

If you want to make a point, try these transitions:

I know how you feel, but the first thing to remember is

I know how you feel, but on the positive side

I know how you feel, but I just want to point out

I know how you feel, and with this in mind

I know how you feel, and surprisingly enough

I know how you feel, but to repeat my point ...

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