Transition Words for Argument Writing

Transition Words for Argument Writing

  • Example: for example, for instance, namely, specifically, to illustrate
  • Time: then, after, later, afterword, at last, before, currently, during, earlier, subsequently, simultaneously, recently, now, meanwhile, immediately,
  • Similarity: also, in the same way, just as, likewise, similarly
  • Exception/Contrast: but, however, in spite of, on the one hand, on the other hand, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, in contrast, on the contrary, still yet
  • Sequence/Order: first, second, third …, next, then, finally
  • Emphasis: even, indeed, in fact, of course, truly, without question, clearly
  • Cause and effect: accordingly, consequently, hence, so therefore, thus
  • Additional support or evidence: additionally, again, also, as well, besides, equally important, further, furthermore, in addition, moreover, then
  • Place/position: above, adjacent, below, beyond, here, in front, in back, nearby, there
  • Conclusion/summary: finally, in a word, in brief, briefly, in conclusion, in the end, in the final analysis, on the whole, thus, to conclude, to summarize, in sum, to sum up

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