Transition Words and Phrases

Sequence: again, also, and, and then, finally, first, second, third, next, still, too
Time after a few days, after awhile, afterward, as long as, as soon as, at last, at that time, before, earlier, immediately, in the meantime, in the past, later, meanwhile, now, shortly, soon, then, until, when
Comparison again, also, in the same way, once more
Contrast although, but, despite, even though, however, in contrast, instead, on the contrary, on the one hand, on the other hand, still though yet
Examples after all, even, for example, for instance, in fact, specifically, such as, to illustrate, the following example
Cause and Effect as a  result, because, consequently, for this purpose, so, then, therefore, to this end
Place above, adjacent to, below, beyond, closer to, elsewhere, far, further on, here, near, nearby, opposite to, there, to the left, to the right
Summary or Conclusion as a result, as has been noted, as I have said, as we have seen, as mentioned earlier, in any event, in conclusion, in other words, on the whole, therefore, to summarize



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