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Transition Words - Lisa B Marshall

Transition Words

I wrote a document for a client of mine many years ago about transition words. Transitions are the key to an excellent presentation.  It’s what ties together the elements into a complete story.

I’m killing myself because I can’t find the file or the blog post.  It got lost somehow.  So I am trying to recreate the document.  So far, all I could find was this table which was a part of the post/document.  I know it’s not complete, but I still thought it was helpful.  I’ll continue to update this as I find more of the work I created before.

 

LOGICAL RELATIONSHIP TRANSITIONAL EXPRESSION
Similarity also, in the same way, just as … so too, likewise, similarly
Exception/Contrast but, however, in spite of, on the one hand … on the other hand, nevertheless, nonetheless, in contrast, on the contrary, still, yet
Sequence/Order first, second, third, … next, then, finally
Time after, afterward, at last, before, currently, during, earlier, immediately, later, meanwhile, now, recently, simultaneously, subsequently, then
Example for example, for instance, specifically, to illustrate, that is
Emphasis even, indeed, in fact, of course, truly
Place/Position above, adjacent, below, beyond, here, in front, in back, nearby, there
Cause and Effect so, therefore, consequently
Additional Support or Evidence additionally, again, also, and, as well, besides, equally important, further, furthermore, in addition, then
Conclusion/Summary finally, in a word, in conclusion, in the end, in the final analysis, on the whole, thus, to conclude, to summarize, in summary

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