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Post  aqalieh95 on Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:21 pm

This is a list of Transition Words for use in formal essays, and all kinds of language for that matter.
Transition words are the way to connect your ideas in a logical manner, and there is a word for each use.
Credits to Mr. Honeyman, 8th grade Language Arts teacher at West Hills Middle School

1. These words are signs of additional thoughts to core.
andbeyond thatlastlymoreover
additionallyequally importantfor one thingnext
againfirstfurthernow
alsosecondfurthermoreon top of that
and alsothirdin additionover and above that
and thenfourthin like mannersimilarly
as wellfinallyin the same waytoo
besideslastlikewisein conclusion

2. These words invite comparison.
in the same waylikewisesimilarly

3. These words set up contrasts.
after allfor all thatnonetheless
although this may be truehoweveron the contrary
and yetin contraston the other hand
be that as it mayin other circumstancesotherwise
butin spite of thatstill
even soneverthelessyet
conversely

4. These provide emphasis.
above allin any eventindeed
certainlyin factmost important
especiallyin particularsurely

5. These words offer examples.
as an examplefor instancethat is
as an illustrationin other wordsto illustrate
for examplein particularto exemplify

6. These words give location or place.
above thathereoutside
at this pointnear bywithin
below thatnext to thatexternally
beyond thaton the other sideinternally
on the surface

7. These words offer reasons.
for this purposefor this reasonto this end

8. These words offer results.
accordinglyfor that reasonthat being the case
as a consequencehencethen
as a resultinevitabletherefore
consequentlynecessarilythus

9. These words offer to summarize.
againindeedlastly
as has been notedin facton the whole
brieflyin other wordsto be sure
finallyin shortto sum up
in briefin sumthat is to say

10. These words indicate a time sequence.
after alleventuallyin the futurethen
after a whilefinallyin the meantimethereafter
afterwardfirstinstantaneouslythereupon
at lastsecondlaterin the end
at lengththirdmeanwhileto begin with
at oncegraduallypresentlyby degrees
at the endimmediatelypromptlyin a short time
brieflyfrom the startsoonsuddenly

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