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Useful Transitions

Transitions which can be used to show location:

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

Transitions which can be used to show time:

about / first / until / soon / then
after / second / meanwhile / later / next
at / third / today / afterward / in the meantime
before / prior to / tomorrow / immediately / as soon as
during / till / yesterday / finally / when
next week

Transitions which can be used to compare two things:

in the same way / likewise / as
also / like / similarly

Transitions which can be used to contrast things (the opposite):

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

Transitions which can be used to emphasize a point:

again / indeed / for this reason / truly
to repeat / with this in mind / in fact / to emphasize

Transitions which can be used to conclude or summarize:

as a result / consequently / accordingly / in short

-- Adapted from handout by Instructor McFarland, Chabot College

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