Linking Words and Transitional Phrases in English

Transitional words and phrases can create powerful links between ideas in your paper and can help your reader understand the logic of your paper.

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Linking Words and Phrases

To Show Order

– After

– At this time

– Before

During

– Finally

– First

– Following

– Next

– Previously

– Second

– Since

– Soon

– Then

– Third

– While

To Add Information

– Additionally

– Along with

– Also

– Another

– As well

– Besides

– Finally

– For example

– For instance

– Furthermore

In addition

Too

To Indicate a Purpose or Reason

– So that

– With this in mind

– Because

– In fact

– In order to

– Furthermore

To Give Examples

– Such as

– For example

– Evidence of this

– For instance

– In this case

– Proof of this

To Compare

– As

– Compared to

– Like

– For the same reason

– Similar to

– Similarly

To Contrast

– However

– Sometimes

– On the other hand

– Nevertheless

– In contrast

– Yet

– Except

– But

– In spite of

– Whereas

To Emphasize

– Absolutely

– Always

– Definitely

– Especially

– Without a doubt

– In fact

– Never

– Particularly

– Positively

To Conclude

– All in all

– As a result

– Finally

– In conclusion

– In summary

– In brief

– Lastly

– Overall

– Therefore

– To sum up

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