• ESSAY WRITING

    TRANSITIONAL WORDS & PHRASES TO USE

     

    Purpose

    Word Phrase

    To show sequence or time

    first; second, third (and so on); next;

    finally; after; before; while; during; later

    on; then; meanwhile; at last; after awhile;

    immediately

    To add information

    also, another, furthermore, in addition,

    and, besides, too, as well

    To give an example

    for example, for instance, such as, one

    reason, in particular

    To state a consequence or conclusion

    because of, for this reason, therefore,

    consequently, as a result, finally

    To make a comparison or signal a change in focus or direction

    both, similarly, like, however, but,

    although, even though, otherwise, on the

    contrary, on the other hand, in contrast,

    different

    To add emphasis

    especially, in particular, in fact, above all,

    most important

    To show position

    above, across, before, behind, beside,

    below, farther, in front of, inside, nearby,

    next to, outside, over, under