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					                                Transitional (connective) Words and Phrases


       NB:   these transitions should be capitalised when they occur at the beginning of a sentence,
             and very often take a comma after them



Addition
and
too
again
also
and
as well as
besides,
moreover,
furthermore,
a further
in addition,
what is more,


Cause/Effect
(cause)
due to
because
because of
on account of
since
as
(effect)
accordingly,
consequently,
as a result,
therefore,
thus
hence
and so


Comparison/Contrast
(comparison)
equally,
in the same way,
at the same time,
(contrast)
but
however,                   nevertheless,
conversely,                nonetheless,
Sequencing
firstly,
secondly,
thirdly,
next,
and then,


Conclusion
at last
to conclude,
in conclusion,
finally,
ultimately,
in brief,
all in all,
on the whole,
from all the above,
in short,
in summary,
to summarise,
to put things into perspective,


Condition
if
although
even though
granted that
provided that
unless
to be sure


Emphasis
again,                   surely,
above all,              to repeat,
after all,              unquestionably
as a matter of fact,    undoubtedly
as already noted,
for emphasis,
of course,
indeed,
in fact,
in other words,
obviously,
Illustration
for example,
for instance,
to illustrate,
as an illustration,
in effect,
in other words,
in particular,
specifically,
that is,


Place
across from
adjacent to
alongside of
at this point
behind
below
beyond
here
in front of
next to
over
there
under
where
wherever


Time
at length             once
at the same time      soon
at times              then
these days            until
currently             now
afterward             when
beforehand            while
during
earlier
later
meanwhile
presently
next
                              Dr. D. Douglas   English notes

				
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