Transitions for Writing

Commonly Used Transitions

Cause & Effect

Accordingly                        Since

As a result                           So

Consequently                      Then

Hence                                  Therefore                 

It follows, then                    Thus

Conclusion:

As a result                             So

Consequently                        The upshot of all this is

Hence                                    Therefore

In conclusion, then                Thus

In short                                  To sum up

In sum, then                           To summarize

It follows, then

Comparison:

Along the same lines              Likewise

In the same way                     Similarly

Contrast:

Although                                Nevertheless

But                                         Nonetheless

By contrast                            On the contrary

Conversely                            On the other hand

Despite the fact that              Regardless

Even though                          Whereas

However                                While

In contrast                              Yet

Addition:

Also                                        In fact

And                                         Indeed

Besides                                    Moreover

Furthermore                             So too

In addition

Concession:

Admittedly                                    Of course

Although it is true that                  Naturally

Granted                                         To be sure

Example:

After all                           For instance

As an illustration             Specifically

Consider                          To take a case in point

For example

Elaboration:

Actually                           To put it another way

By extension                    To put it bluntly

In short                             To put it succinctly

That is                              Ultimately

In other words