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Guide to Transition Words and Sentence Samples
Two sentences become a sentence, using transitions words or phrases that link sentences and paragraphs together smoothly so that there are no abrupt jumps or breaks between ideas. Here is a list of some common transition word that can be helpful for writer to use the word to link two sentences.
Click on the links below to take you to sample transition words and sample sentences
NOTE: the words that show transition are bold.
Words that ADD informationalsoandanotherbesidefirst, second, third,…furthermorein additionmoreover
Words that show CONCLUSION Finally, in conclusion, to conclude, to sum up.
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Words that REPEAT informationin fact, in other words, once again, to put it another way, to repeat
Words that show COMPARISONas, as in, like, manner as, likely comparison likewise, in comparison, similarly
Words that show CONTRASTS or DIFFERENCES although, but, however, in contrast, in spite of, nevertheless, nonetheless, rather than, though, unlike, yet
Words that show a TIME relationship After, so much, time after that, at first, before, beginning, ending, eventually, earlier, even, whenever since following, from then, on from, time, last, later meanwhile, near, far, next, now, over, soon, still, the next day, night then while.
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Words that LIMIT or PREPARE for an examplefor examplefor instanceto illustratesuch as
Words that show CAUSE (explain why)becausebecause ofcaused by
Words that show EFFECT/RESULTSas a result, consequently, for this/that, reason, that is, why, therefore, thus
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Words that ASSERT OBVIOUS TRUTH or GRANT OPPOSITIONcertainlyconceding thatgranted thatin factnaturallyno doubtof courseundoubtedlywithout a doubt
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