52 Transition Words And Phrases To Keep Your Writing Whole And Well Knit.

Transitions can make or break your writing. Good transition words connect sentences and paragraphs and turn disconnected writing into a unified whole. Transition words help the reader (and writer) move from idea to idea.
Transitional Words And Phrases That Keep Your Writing Whole
Writing transition words



Transitions can also be tricky. Sometimes you need to use words other than “but,” “however,” and “in addition.” That’s why my list of transitional words was so useful. It helped jog my brain so I could find the perfect connecting word.

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Consider the following words when you need some new transition ideas:

• accordingly
• admittedly
• afterwards
• alternatively
• altogether
• as a result
• at the same time
• at this point
• balanced against
• by comparison
• certainly
• clearly
• concurrently
• consequently
• considering this
• conversely
• evidently
• for the same reason
• further
• furthermore
• given these points
• in any case
• incidentally
• indeed
• in short
• in this situation
• meanwhile
• moreover
• nevertheless
• notably
• on the whole
• on this occasion
• obviously
• on the contrary
• otherwise
• overall
• perennially
• previously
• surprisingly
• therefore
• to conclude
• to demonstrate
• to illustrate
• to resume
• to return to the subject
• to summarize
• undeniably
• unquestionably
• whereas
• without exception
• without reservation
• yet

Do you have any other transitional words or phrases you’d like to share?


Laura Hale Brockway is a medical writer and editor from Austin, Texas.

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