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Additive Transitions:

These show addition, introduction, similarity to other ideas, &c.

Addition: indeed, further, as well (as either (neither), not only


this), (this) but
also (that) as
well,
also, moreover, what is as a matter of in all
more, fact, honesty,
and, furthermore, in addition besides (this), to tell the
(to this), truth,
or, in fact, actually, to say nothing of,
too, let alone, much less additionally,
nor, alternatively, on the other not to mention
hand, (this),
Introduction: such as, as, particularly, including, as an
illustration,
for example, like, in particular, for one thing, to illustrate
for instance, especially, notably, by way of
example,
Reference speaking about considering regarding with regards to
(this), (this), (this), (this),
as for (this), concerning the fact that on the subject of
(this), (this)
Similarity similarly, in the same by the same in a like manner, equally
likewise, way, token,
Identification: that is (to say), namely, specifically, thus

Clarification: that is (to say), I mean, (to) put (it) in other words
another way
Adversative Transitions:
These transitions are used to signal conflict, contradiction concession, dismissal, &c.
Conflict: but, by way of while, on the other when in fact,
in contrast, contrast, hand,
however, (and) yet, whereas, though (final conversely,
position), still
Emphasis: even more, above all, indeed, more besides
importantly,
Concession: but even so, nevertheless, even though, on the other admittedly,
hand,
however, nonetheless, despite notwithstanding albeit
(this), (this),
(and) still, although, in spite of be that as it may, regardless
(this), (of this),
(and) yet, though, granted
(this),
Dismissal: either way, whichever in either in any case, at any rate,
happens, event,
in either case, whatever all the same, in any event,
happens,
Replacement: (or) at least, (or) rather, instead (or) at least,
Causal Transitions:
These transitions signal cause/effect and reason/result, etc. . .
Cause/Reason for the (simple) being that, for, in view of (the inasmuch as,
reason that, fact),
because (of the seeing that, as, owing to (the
fact), fact),
due to (the fact in that since, forasmuch as,
that),
Condition: on (the) granted (that), if, provided that, in case,
condition (that),
in the event as/so long as, unless given that,
that,
granting (that), providing that, even if, only if,
Effect/Result: as a result (of consequently, hence, for this reason, thus,
this),
because (of this), in so that, accordingly
consequence,
as a so much (so) so, therefore,
consequence, that,
Purpose: for the purpose in the hope for fear that, so that, so, with this in
of, that, mind,
with this to the end in order to, Lest, so as to, in order that,
intention, that,
Consequence: under those then, in that case, if not, that being
circumstances, the case,
if so, otherwise
Sequential Transitions:
These transitions are used to signal a chronological or logical sequence.
Numerical in the (first, initially, to start with, first of all thirdly, (&c.)
second, etc.)
place,
to begin with, at first, for a start, secondly,
Continuation: subsequently, previously, eventually, next,
before (this), afterwards, after (this), then
Conclusion: to conclude
as a final point, eventually, at last,
(with)
last but not lastly,
in the end, finally,
least,
Digression: to change the by the way
incidentally,
topic
Resumption: to resume, to
to get back to return to the
anyhow, anyway, at any rate,
the point, subject

Summation: as was so, consequently, in summary, all in all,


previously
stated,
to make a long thus, as I have said, to sum up, overall,
story short,
as has been then, to summarize, to be brief, briefly,
mentioned,
given these in all, on the whole, therefore,
points,
as has been hence, in conclusion, in a word,
noted,