Transition Words useful for Argument Writing

Transitional Words/Expressions to Use in Writing

To show… Words/Expressions to Use
Similarity also, in the same way, just as, likewise, similarly
Exception/Contrast But, however, in spite of, on the one hand, on the other hand, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, in contrast, on the contrary, still yet
Sequence/Order First, second, third…, next, then, finally
Time After, afterward, at last, before, currently, during, earlier, immediately, later, meanwhile, now, recently, simultaneously, subsequently, then
Example For example, for instance, namely, specifically, to illustrate
Emphasis Even, indeed, in fact, of course, truly, without question, clearly,
Place/Position Above, adjacent, below, beyond, here, in front, in back, nearby, there
Cause and Effect Accordingly, consequently, hence, so, therefore, thus
Additional Support or Evidence Additionally, again, also, and, as well, besides, equally important, further, furthermore, in addition, moreover, then
Conclusion/Summary Finally, in a word, in brief, briefly, in conclusion, in the end, in the final analysis, on the whole, thus, to conclude, to summarize, in sum, to sum up, in summary

-Corinne

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