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Section 5.2.1.2

Common Transitional Words and Phrases

The following list, categorized by type of relationship, provides examples ofsome common and useful transitional words andphrases.

  • cause and effect: consequently, therefore, accordingly, as a result, because, for this reason, hence, thus
  • sequence: furthermore, in addition, moreover, first, second, third, finally, again, also, and, besides, further, in the first place, last, likewise, next, then, too
  • comparison or contrast: similarly, also, in the same way, likewise, although, at the same time, but, conversely, even so, however, in contrast, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, on the contrary, otherwise, still, yet
  • example: for example, for instance, in fact, indeed, of course, specifically, that is, to illustrate
  • purpose: for this purpose, for this reason, to this end, with this object
  • time or location: nearby, above, adjacent to, below, beyond, farther on, here, opposite to, there, to the south, before, after, later, afterward, immediately, in the meantime, meanwhile, now, since, soon, then, while

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