Transition Words and Phrases


again, also, and, and then, besides, finally, first...second...third, furthermore, last, moreover, next, still, too, the next step, this takes us to


after a bit, after a few days, after a while, afterward, as long as, as soon as, at last, at length, at that time, before, earlier, immediately, in the meantime, in the past, lately, later, meanwhile, now, presently, shortly, simultaneously, since, so far, soon, then, thereafter, until, when, in a little while, afterward, by this time


again, also, in the same way, likewise, once more, similarly, by the way


although, but, despite, even though, however, in contrast, in spite of, instead, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, on the contrary, on the one hand...on the other hand, regardless, still, though, yet


after all, even, for example, for instance, indeed, in fact, of course, specifically, such as, the following example, to illustrate, to illustrate this point

Cause and Effect:

accordingly, as a result, because, consequently, for this purpose, hence, so, then, therefore, thereupon, thus, to this end, as you can imagine


above, adjacent to, below, beyond, closer to, elsewhere, far, farther on, here, near, nearby, opposite to, there, to the left, to the right


although it is true that, granted that, I admit that, it may appear that, naturally, of course, as a result

Summary, Repetition, or Conclusion:

as a result, as has been noted, as I have said, as we have seen, as mentioned earlier, in any event, in conclusion, in other words, in short, on the whole, therefore, to summarize, all in all, consequently, from now on, in closing, simply stated, to sum up my thoughts, when all is said and done



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