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Using varied transitions add an air of professionalism to your writing; some popular ones are given below.

Conjunctions To compare To add information and reasons

To show concession To introduce a topic To summarise To explain, give reasons To contrast

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by comparison add to this admittedly as for in all actually conversely
but here again again after all concerning in a word admittedly however
or in the same way also all the same with regard to in brief because instead
nor in a similar manner besides at any rate with respect to briefly certainly in spite of that
neither likewise equally granted in other words for example anyhow
so similarly further however in short in fact on the contrary
yet so too furthermore in any case in summary indeed on the other hand
as in addition in spite of that is really otherwise
also moreover it is true that of course rather than
equally once more nevertheless that is still
then too obviously yet
too of course
yet again still
yet another to be sure

  

There are many more, so feel free to add to this list to improve your style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Show Cause and Effect

accordingly

as a consequence

as a result

consequently

for this reason

hence

it follows that

so/so that

then

therefore

thus

 

To Show Various Conditions

in this event

in these circumstances

under such circumstances

this (that) being so

provided that

in spite of

none/nevertheless

at the same time

even if

if

unless

otherwise

although

even though

though

despite

 

To Show Conviction

after all

at least

at the same time

apparently

even so

evidently

certainly

conceivably

conclusively

doubtless

no doubt

perhaps

possibly

presumably

probably

surely

undoubtedly

 

To Show Chronological Order

after that

afterwards

later

shortly

subsequently

concurrently

in the meantime

in the meanwhile

now

simultaneously

when/while/was

first, second, etc.

formerly

earlier

previously

before that

then

already

at last

at length

by that time

finally

 

To List or Show Logical Order

for example

for instance

in particular

to illustrate

the one ... the other

this ... that

these ... those

here ... there

either ... or

neither ... nor

whether ... or

though ... yet

wherever ... there

since ... then

the more ... the more

not only ... but also

 

To Show Purpose

in order that

in order to

so that

 
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