We all like to read writing that moves smoothly. Clunky writing, or writing where we have to think about the relationship between sentences or paragraphs, slows us down. And in today’s information-rich world, many of us have too much to read to want to slow down and spend time working out just what a writer meant.
In English we have a number of useful transition words—words that link our ideas together. In the table they are arranged in lists to show you their function. These words create logical relationships between your ideas and they make your writing easier to read.
I hope you find them useful.
|Furthermore||In fact||First, second, third, etc||For example||On the other hand|
|In addition||Surprisingly||Next||In this case||Similarly|
|Moreover||In any case||Then||Such as||However|
|As a matter of fact||Certainly||At this point||In particular||Whereas|