Transitional Phrases 3

To indicate sequence:

after / after that

and / and then

at this point / at this time

before

concurrently

finally

first of all

firstly, secondly, thirdly

followed by

last / lastly

meanwhile

next

previously

simultaneously

subsequently

the first I second I third reason

To introduce an additional idea:

a different

a new

also

an added

an additional / additionally

an extra

and then

another

as well as

besides

equally important

finally

further

furthermore

in addition

likewise

moreover

one can also say

one more

what's more


To give an example:

case in point

for example

for instance

in this case / way

lay bare

living proof

on this occasion

take the case of

this can be seen

to demonstrate

to display

to illustrate

to reveal

to show

when

where

To introduce an opposite idea:

an alternative

but

conversely

despite

even though

however

in contrast

nevertheless

nonetheless

nor can you ignore

on the other hand

one could also say/add

still

then again

though

where

whereas

while

yet



To compare:

alike

as seen/shown/discussed

balanced against

both

by comparison

equally

evaluate

in a different sense / way

like / likewise

match

one and the same

put side by side

same /

in the same way /

similar to / similarly

weigh against

whereas

To show emphasis:

according to

as much as possible

essentially

extremely

ideally

in any event

in fact

in reality

indeed

must

officially

practically

primarily / primary

significantly

technically

that is

theoretically

to be sure / certain

undoubtedly



To contrast:

a different view is

a variation

balanced against

contrasting views

conversely

differing from

discrepancy

disparity

dissimilarity

distinction

however

in contrast

on the contrary

on the other hand

unlike

To summarize or conclude:

accordingly

and so

as a result

as shown

consequently

finally

for this / that reason

hence

in brief / short

in conclusion

in other words

in summary

in view of that

on the whole

summing up

therefore

thus

to conclude

to summarize /

sum up/

ultimately