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To indicate sequence or to logically divide an idea
first, second, third                 next, last, finally   first of all        and then
followed by                          next, before, after   at this point       at this time
subsequently                         simultaneously        previously          concurrently

To indicate time
immediately                          thereafter            after a few hours   soon
finally                              then, later           previously          formerly
To introduce an example
for example                          for instance          on this occasion
take the case of                     to demonstrate                            in this case
                                                           to illustrate
To compare
similarly                            likewise              whereas
conversely                           by comparison                             like, just like
                                                           while
To contrast
in contrast                          however
on the other hand                    on the contrary       but
                                                                               unlike
a different view is…                                       differing from

To introduce an additional idea
in addition                          one can also say      another view is……   also
furthermore                          further               and then            finally
To introduce an opposing idea or to show exception
on the other hand                    however               instead
nevertheless                         despite                                   in contrast
                                                           even though
in spite of                          still                                     while
                                                           yet
To summarize or to conclude
finally                              on the whole          summing up          therefore
in other words                       thus                  consequently        as a result
to conclude                          in conclusion         as shown            hence




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