Stephen Wade Thomson
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TRANSITION WORDS / CLAUSE CONNECTORS
 

all in all, Thus,
In brief, Consequently,
In conclusion, Indeed,
In short, In summary,
Hence, Finally,
Alternatively,
Otherwise,
Providing that,
However, Despite this,
In contrast, Instead,
In/By comparison,
Nevertheless,
Nonetheless,
On the other hand,
On the contrary,
Still, Conversely,


Add or move to a
similar idea

Also,
Additionally,
In addition,
Furthermore,
..., too.
..., as well.
Moreover,
Besides,
..., and
..., nor (does, do)
Not only


Compare In the same way,
Likewise,
Similarly,
as
as if
as though
just as
rather than
than
whenever
whether
while
also as . . . as
like/alike just like
similar to be alike
be similar
both . . . and
neither . . . nor

Conclude
All in all, Thus,
In brief, Consequently,
In conclusion, Indeed,
In short, In summary,
Hence, Finally,
It is clear that . . .
The evidence
suggests that . . .
These examples
show that . . .
Offer a condition or
alternative
Alternatively,
Otherwise,
Providing that,
. . . , or if if ….then
even if only if
unless
Contrast or move to
an opposite idea
However, Despite this,
In contrast, Instead,
In/By comparison,
Nevertheless,
Nonetheless,
On the other hand,
On the contrary,
Still, Conversely,
. . . , but
. . . , yet
although
even if
even though
though
whereas
while
despite + noun
even so
compared to/with
be different (from)
be dissimilar
be unlike
differ (v) (from)
instead of
Give an example For example, Namely,
For instance
Specifically,
such as like
an example of
. . ., e.g., . . .
State order of
importance
Above all,
First and foremost,
More/Most importantly/
significantly,
Secondly…Thirdly…
a more important
the most important
the primary
. . . primarily . . .
Indicate place In the front,
In the back,
Nearby,
In the distance,
anywhere
everywhere
where
wherever
Show purpose in order that
so that
that
to + verb
Give reason or cause . . . , for because
since
as
in order that
so that
result (v) from
be the result of
due to
because of
the effect of
the consequence of
as a result of
as a consequence of


Restate
Indeed, Hence,
That is to say, In brief,
In sum, To summarize,
. . ., i.e., . . .
that is
Provide result or
effect
Accordingly,
As a result,
As a consequence,
Consequently,
Hence,
Thus,
Therefore,
. . . , so result (v) in
cause (v)
have an effect of
affect (v)
the cause of
the reason for
Signal time order First/Second/(etc.),
First of all,
Then, Eventually,
Next, Currently,
Now, Soon,
Last/Finally,
Meanwhile,
Gradually,
After that,
Afterward,
Since then,
Subsequently,
after
as
as soon as
before
since
until
till
when
while
now that
as long as
once
whenever
the first
the second
the next
the last
the final
before lunch
after the war
since 1999
in the year 2002
(any time
expression)

 

 

In contrast
however
on the other hand

consequently
as a result
thus

despite
although
nevertheless
besides that

yet
even so
still,

instead

because
because of
due to

and,
in addition,
moreover,
also
furthermore
what’s more,
not only that,

apart from that,
other than that

For instance
for example

that is to say
in other words
I mean,

Actually
as a matter of fact
definitely
absolutely
certainly
surely
without a doubt
undoubtedly

at first
first,
later,
then,
afterwards,

because,
for this reason
for these reasons
this is why
that is why

similarly,
in the same way

in order to
so that
with the purpose of

particularly
specifically
in particular

to conclude
in conclusion
to summarize
in summary
to sum up

Either ____ or _______
Neither _______ nor _______
Whether or not ___________
Whether __________ or not
Whether ________ or __________

 

 

tricky area:

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desde
since
because
como
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