Transition Words and Phrases

Sequence:

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

Time:

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

Comparison:

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

Contrast:

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

Examples:

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

Place:

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

Concession:

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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