Transitional Words & Phrases
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• Transitional words & phrases ◄
[pic][pic][pic][pic][pic]Using transitional words and phraseshelps papers read more smoothly.
They provide logical organization and understandability
and improve the connections and transitions between thoughts
A coherent paper allows the reader
to flow fromthe first supporting point to the last.
Transitions indicate relations,
whether within a sentence, paragraph, or paper.
This list illustrates "relationships" between ideas,
followed by words andphrases that can connect them.
also, again, as well as, besides, coupled with, furthermore, in addition, likewise, moreover, similarly
accordingly, as a result, consequently,for this reason, for this purpose,
hence, otherwise, so then, subsequently, therefore, thus, thereupon, wherefore
as a rule, as usual, for the most part,
generally, generallyspeaking, ordinarily, usually
chiefly, especially, for instance, in particular, markedly, namely,
particularly, including, specifically, such as
for example, for instance,for one thing, as an illustration,
illustrated with, as an example, in this case
above all, chiefly, with attention to, especially, particularly, singularly
comparatively,coupled with, correspondingly, identically, likewise, similar, moreover, together with
aside from, barring, besides, except, excepting, excluding, exclusive of, other than, outside of, saveRestatement:
in essence, in other words, namely, that is, that is to say,
in short, in brief, to put it differently
Contrast and Comparison:
contrast, by the same token, conversely, instead,likewise,
on one hand, on the other hand, on the contrary, rather,
similarly, yet, but, however, still, nevertheless, in contrast
at first, first of all, to begin with, in the first...
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