Transition words and phrases are used to indicate relationships between sentences or ideas. Transition words can be used to show similarity, contrast, cause, and effect. The use of transition words can aid your writing by establishing connections between ideas, rather than simply presenting ideas that may not have an obvious connection.
Transition words and phrases can be used to indicate a variety of relationships between sentences.
Transition words such as also, in addition, moreover, again, and similarly express agreement and are used to transition into a sentence that furthers the previous sentence’s idea.
Transition words and phrases such as but, on the other hand, however, nevertheless, although, while, and despite are used when the following sentence offers a contrasting or differing viewpoint.
Cause and Effect
Transition words and phrases such as therefore, consequently, thus, so, and if…then establish a cause and effect relationship between the sentences they are connecting.
Transition words and phrases such as for example, for instance, in fact, including, particularly, and specifically precede a sentence that exemplifies the claim of the previous sentence.