Contrast – Сomparison Paragraphs


The Comparison paragraph compares two subjects and discusses how they are alike and lists a few examples.


In the contrast paragraph, two subjects are discussed as how they are different, again, listing a few examples.


There are two ways to write a paragraph:

1) Point by point paragraph: A+B; A+B; A+B.

2) Blocked (subject by subject) paragraph: A AA + B BB


In the point by point, writing back and forth between the two subjects. First, talking about topic A. then talk about topic B., then right back to topic A. and so on. Finally, the block paragraph only discusses one topic and then finishes the paragraph with the other subject that is to be compared or contrasted with the first. Then the conclusion puts what your compairing or contrasting together.

Transitional expressions used in comparison:

  • inthesameway
  • and, also, inaddition
  • aswellas
  • both, neither
  • eachof
  • justas…so
  • similarly
  • like
  • too
  • thesame
Transitional expressions used in contrast:

  • although
  • whereas
  • but
  • however
  • conversely
  • ontheotherhand
  • incontrast
  • while
  • yet
  • unlike



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