• TRANSITION WORDS

    Transition words and phrases help establish clear connections between ideas and ensure that sentences and paragraphs flow together smoothly, making them easier to read. Use the following words and phrases in the following circumstances.

    To Indicate More Information

    • Furthermore
    • In addition
    • Indeed
    • In fact
    • Moreover

    To Indicate an Example

    • For example
    • For instance
    • In particular
    • Particularly
    • Specifically
    • To demonstrate
    • To illustrate

    To Indicate a Cause or Reason

    • Because
    • Because of
    • Due to
    • For
    • Since
    • For the reason that

    To Indicate a Result or an Effect

    • Accordingly
    • Finally
    • Consequently
    • Hence
    • So
    • Thus
    • Therefore

    To Indicate a Purpose or Reason Why

    • For fear that
    • In the hope that
    • In order to
    • So
    • So that
    • With this in mind

    To Compare or Contrast

    • Although
    • However
    • In comparison
    • In contrast
    • Likewise
    • Nevertheless
    • Yet
    • Whereas
    • On the other hand
    • Similarly

    To Indicate a Particular Time Frame or a Shift From One Time Period to Another

    • After
    • Before
    • Currently
    • During
    • Eventually
    • Finally
    • First...Second...etc.
    • Formerly
    • Immediately
    • Initially
    • Lastly
    • Later
    • Meanwhile
    • Next
    • Previously
    • Simultaneously
    • Soon
    • Subsequently

    To Summarize

    • Briefly
    • In brief
    • Overall
    • Summing up
    • To sum up
    • To summarize
    • To put it briefly

    To Conclude

    • Hence
    • In conclusion
    • Therefore
    • Thus
    • To conclude
    • Given these facts