Examples of Transitions Between Sentences

I have problems in making transitions between the sentences. I have attended one workshop about academic writing by Geoff Jordan. He has given us few exercise and also a table with the different words that we can use for transitions. I have found this table very useful particularly when writing papers. I will post it here hoping it will be useful for somebody else too.

Table of transition phrases for different purposes.





thus, for example, for instance, namely, to illustrate, in other words, in particular, specifically, such as


on the contrary, contrarily, notwithstanding, but, however, nevertheless, in spite of, in contrast, yet, on the other hand, rather, or, nor, conversely, at the same time, while this may be true


and, in addition to, furthermore, moreover, besides, than, too, also, both-and, another, equally important, first, second, etc., again, further, last, finally, not only-but also, last but not least, as well as, in the second place, next, likewise, similarly, in fact, as a result, consequently, in the same way, for example, for instance, however, thus, therefore, otherwise


after, afterward, before, then, once, next, last, at last, at length, first, second, etc., at first, formerly, rarely, usually, another, finally, soon, meanwhile, at the same time, for a minute, hour, day, etc., during the morning, day, week, etc., generally, in order to, subsequently, previously, in the meantime, immediately, eventually, concurrently, simultaneously


at the left, at the right, in the center, on the side, along the edge, on top, below, beneath, under, around, above, over, straight ahead, at the top, at the bottom, surrounding, opposite, at the rear, at the front, in the front of, beside, behind, next to, nearby, in the distance, beyond, in the front, in the foreground, within sight, out of sight, across, under, nearer, adjacent, in the background


although, at any rate, at least, still, thought, even though, granted that, while it may be true, in spite of, of course

Similarity of comparison

similarly, likewise, in like fashion, in like manner, analogous to


above all, indeed, truly, of course, certainly, surely, in fact, really, in truth, again, besides, also, furthermore, in addition


specifically, especially, in particular, to explain, to list, to enumerate, in detail, namely, including


for example, for instance, to illustrate, thus, in other words, as an illustration, in particular

Consequence of result

so that, with the result that, thus, consequently, hence, accordingly, for this reason, therefore, so, because, since, due to, as a result, in other words, then


therefore, finally, last but not least, consequently, thus, in short, in conclusion, in brief, as a result, accordingly


For this purpose, results suggests that, to this end, with this in mind, whit this purpose in mind, therefore


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