Sunday – November 19, 2017

OWL Writing Tips - Transitions

Transitions are useful words to achieve variety and smooth transitions between sentences.

Transistion Type 

Transistion Words 

Addition

and, besides, in addition, also, too, moreover, further, furthermore, next, first, second, third, finally, last, again, and , then, likewise, similarly

Comparison

similarly, likewise, in like manner, at the same time, in the same way

Contrast

but, yet, however, still, nevertheless, on the other hand, on the contrary, in contrast, conversely, in another sense, instead, rather, notwithstanding, though, whereas, after all, although

Emphasis

indeed, in fact, above all, add to this, and, also, even more, in any event, in other words, that is, obviously

End

after all, finally, in sum, for these reasons

Examples

for example, for instance, to illustrate, that is, namely, specifically

Cause and Effect, Proof, Conclusions

thus, therefore, consequently, because of this, hence, as a result, then, so, accordingly

Place or Direction

over, above, inside, next to, underneath, to the left, to the right, just behind, beyond, in the distance

Time

meanwhile, soon, later, afterward, now, in the past, then, next, before, during, while, finally, after this, at last, since then, presently, temporarily, after a short time, at the same time, in the mean time

Summary

to sum up, in brief, on the whole, as has been noted, in conclusion, that is, finally, as has been said, in general, to recapitulate, to conclude, in other words