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Transitional and Linking Words

used in multiple paragraph essays

Add Information:
again along with
and
besides also
likewise
moreover for example
as well
another equally
furthermore
for insurance important
additionally
together with further

Conclude or Summarize:
in short consequently accordingly
finally due to to sum up
in summary all in all thus
in conclusion as a result therefore

Contrast two things or show a difference:


but yet in the
otherwise however meantime
even though counter to on the
conversely on the other contrary
even so hand nevertheless
as opposed to still

Emphasize a point:
again truly for this reason
indeed in fact with this in
to repeat to emphasize mind

Show similarities:
in the same manner likewise
as
in the same way like
similarly
also both

Clarify:
put another way
that is to clarify
stated
in other words for insurance
differently

Show location:
above inside into
across near
off onto
against among
beneath on top of
along around
beside throughout
alongside away from
between outside
amid back of
beyond to the right
in front behind
by over
of below
down under

Show time:
during
about prior to before
in conclusion
after subsequently soon
next
at until later
in the
first meanwhile afterward
meantime
second today immediately
as soon as
third tomorrow finally
then
Laura Luke, Instructional Technology Specialist, Somers CSD.
November, 2000.