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Transitions

Purpose: To tie sentences or paragraphs together in a smooth manner.

ADDITION

  • moreover
  • further
  • furthermore
  • besides
  • and
  • and then
  • likewise
  • also
  • nor
  • too
  • in addition
  • equally important
  • next
  • first
  • secondly
  • finally
  • last
  • lastly
  • again
  • another

CONTRAST

  • but
  • yet
  • and yet
  • however
  • still
  • nevertheless
  • on the other hand
  • on the contrary
  • after all
  • notwithstanding
  • for all that
  • in contrast to this
  • at the same time
  • although this may be
  • otherwise
  • while
  • whereas
  • although
  • despite
  • in spit of

COMPARISON

  • similarly
  • likewise
  • still
  • yet
  • in like manner
  • in the same way
  • nonetheless
  • on the other hand

PURPOSE

  • to this end
  • with this in mind
  • for this purpose

RESULT

  • hence
  • therefore
  • accordingly
  • consequently
  • thus
  • thereupon
  • as a result
  • then
  • and finally
  • finally
  • so

PLACE

  • above
  • below
  • about
  • far away
  • here
  • near
  • beyond
  • on the left
  • nearby
  • on the right
  • opposite to
  • adjacent to
  • on the opposite side
  • across
  • around
  • at the top

CONDITION

  • if
  • unless
  • until

MANNER OR METHOD

  • thus
  • for example
  • similarly
  • in this way

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

  • first
  • second
  • third
  • eventually
  • finally
  • later
  • meanwhile
  • next
  • now
  • presently
  • then
  • thereafter

SUMMARY, REPETITION, EXEMPLICATION AND INTENSIFICATION

  • to sum up
  • in brief
  • on the whole
  • in sum
  • in short
  • as has been said
  • as I have said
  • in other words
  • to be sure
  • as has been noted
  • for example
  • for instance
  • in fact
  • indeed
  • in any event
  • in summation
  • in summary
  • in conclusion
  • to conclude

ORDER OF IMPORTANCE

  • first
  • second
  • third
  • least important
  • more importantly
  • most important

 

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