Transition Words

Transitions is a word, phrase, sentence, or series of sentences connecting one part of a discourse to another.

Transitions that add to or continue an idea you’re writing about:
additionally
afterwards
again
also
and
as previously stated
at last
at length
at the same time
besides
embracing
encompassing
eventually
extending
first
furthermore
in addition
in conclusion
including
initially
later
likewise
meanwhile
moreover
next
overall
presently
previously
second
since
soon
subsequently
supplementing
then
to begin with
while

Transitions that show a contrast between ideas in your writing:
although
but
conversely
despite
however
in contrast
indeed
in spite of
instead
namely
nevertheless
nonetheless
not withstanding
on the other hand
on the contrary
regardless
still
though
yet
while

Transitions that show a similarity between ideas in your writing:

again
also
and
as a matter of fact
as well
besides
for example
furthermore
likewise
in a like manner
in addition
in the same way
in a similar case
similarly

Transitions that show you are making a conclusion or showing a result:
as a consequence
as a result
consequently
hence
then
therefore
thus

Transitions that exemplify or illustrate
your ideas:
as an illustration
for example
for instance
in other words
in particular
that is

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