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...


1. To show order

- After

- At this time

- Before

- During

- Finally

- First

- Following

- Next

- Previously

- Second

- Since

- Soon

- Then

- Third

- While

2. To add information

- Additionally

- Along with

- Also

- Another

- As well

- Besides

- Finally

- For example

- For instance

- Furthermore

In addition

Too

3. To indicate a purpose or reason

- So that

- With this in mind

- Because

- In fact

- In order to

- Furthermore

4. To give examples

- Such as

- For example

- Evidence of this

- For instance

- In this case

- Proof of this

5. To compare

- As

- Compared to

- Like

- For the same reason

- Similar to

- Similarly

6. To contrast

- However

- Sometimes

- On the other hand

- Nevertheless

- In contrast

- Yet

- Except

- But

- In spite of

- Whereas

7. To emphasize

- Absolutely

- Always

- Definitely

- Especially

- Without a doubt

- In fact

- Never

- Particularly

- Positively

8. 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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