List of Transition Words and Phrases in English

In this lesson, you will learn a list of transition words and phrases. As a “part of speech” transition words are used to link words, phrases or sentences. They help the reader to progress from one idea (expressed by the author) to the next idea. Thus, they help to build up coherent relationships within the text.

Transition Words and Phrases

Addition

  • As well as
  • And
  • Too
  • Furthermore
  • Also
  • In addition to
  • Not only – but also
  • Or

Illustration

  • Such as
  • In this case
  • For one thing
  • For instance
  • For example
  • In the case of
  • Illustrated by
  • As an example

Cause and Effect

  • Therefore
  • So
  • Because
  • Thus
  • Hence
  • Due to
  • As a result
  • Consequently

Comparison

  • As …as
  • As if
  • Equally
  • Similarly
  • Like
  • In the same way
  • Comparable
  • In like manner

Contrast

  • But
  • However
  • On the other hand
  • Otherwise
  • Unlike
  • Conversely
  • At the same time
  • In spite of

Emphasis

  • Especially
  • Also
  • In particular
  • Furthermore
  • In addition
  • Indeed
  • Of course
  • Certainly

Time & Sequence

  • Later
  • After
  • Before
  • Then
  • Next
  • Soon
  • Finally
  • First, second…

Direction & Place

  • Here
  • There
  • Over there
  • Beyond
  • Under
  • To the left
  • In the distance
  • Opposite

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