Different Types of Transition Words in a List Pdf

Different Types of Transition Words in a List Pdf!

What are transition words in English?

In English, a transition word is a word that indicates a relationship between two phrases or different parts of writing. Sometimes transition words are used to show important stages of thinking in common writing practice.

Here is a shortlist of Transition Words for quick understanding:

  • Accordingly
  • Thus
  • Thereupon
  • Therefore
  • Then
  • Hence
  • Forthwith
  • For this reason
  • Due to

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What are the types of Transition words?

There are two basic types of transitions, conjunctive adverbs and conjunctions.

But on the basis of relationship and different stages of thinking transition words can be divided into the following categories:

  1. Order
  2. Emphasis
  3. Reason
  4. Illustration
  5. Contrast
  6. clarifications
  7. Comparison / similarity
  8. Conclusion
  9. Condition
  10. Concession
  11. Generalization
  12. Restatement
  13. Reference
  14. Space / Location
  15. Result

List of Transition Words / Examples

Order

  • Before
  • At this time
  • After
  • Above all
  • About
  • Tomorrow
  • To begin with
  • Third/ thirdly
  • Subsequently
  • Since
  • Second/ secondly
  • Prior to
  • Previously
  • Once
  • Now
  • Not long after
  • Next
  • Momentarily
  • Later
  • Lastly and most importantly
  • Last but not least
  • In turn
  • In the first place
  • From this point
  • Following
  • First/ firstly
  • Finally
  • Eventually

Emphasis

  • Besides
  • As well as that
  • As well as
  • Apart from this
  • And
  • Also
  • Along with
  • Additionally / an additional
  • Absolutely
  • Above all
  • Without a doubt
  • With attention
  • Unquestionably
  • Undoubtedly
  • Truly
  • Too
  • Together with
  • To repeat
  • To emphasize
  • To clarify
  • Third
  • Surprisingly
  • Similarily
  • Second
  • Positively
  • Particularly / in particular
  • Of course
  • Obviously
  • Not to mention
  • Not only…but also
  • Never
  • Naturally
  • Moreover
  • Last
  • It should be noted
  • Indeed
  • In truth
  • In the same fashion
  • In detail
  • In addition to this
  • In addition
  • Importantly
  • Furthermore
  • Further
  • First
  • Finally
  • Even
  • Especially
  • Definitely
  • Coupled with
  • Clearly
  • Chiefly

Reason

  • Granted that
  • Given that
  • For the purpose of
  • Because of
  • With this purpose
  • With this intention
  • With this in mind
  • So that
  • Seeing that
  • Provided that
  • Owing to
  • In view of
  • In order to
  • In fact

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Illustration

  • Illustrated by
  • For one thing
  • For example/ For instance
  • As an example of
  • To simplify
  • To demonstrate/ To clarify
  • To demonstrate
  • To clarify
  • Such as
  • Specifically
  • Proof of this
  • On this occasion
  • Namely
  • Like
  • Including
  • In this situation
  • In this case
  • In the case of
  • In another case

Contrast

  • Conversely
  • Contrary to
  • Contrarily
  • As opposed to
  • Alternatively
  • Yet
  • While
  • Whereas
  • Up against
  • Unlike
  • Though
  • Rather
  • On the other hand
  • Notwithstanding
  • Nor
  • Nonetheless
  • Nevertheless
  • Instead
  • In opposition
  • In contrast (to)
  • However
  • Even so
  • Differing from
  • Despite/in spite of

Clarification

  • To simplify
  • To put it in another way
  • To put it clearly
  • To make plain
  • To explain
  • To clearly define
  • To break it down
  • That is to say
  • Simply stated
  • Simply put
  • In simple terms
  • In other words
  • Inlay terms
  • In explanation
  • I mean

Comparison/Similarity

  • By the same token
  • Both
  • As with
  • As with
  • Alike
  • Still another
  • Similarly
  • Similarly
  • Similar to
  • Same as
  • Resembles
  • Of contrast
  • Most important
  • Likewise
  • Likewise
  • Like
  • Just like
  • Just as…so too
  • Just as
  • In the spitting image of
  • In the same way
  • In the same way
  • In like manner
  • In contrast
  • In comparison
  • In common
  • In a similar manner
  • Even though
  • Equally
  • Equal
  • Either
  • Despite this
  • Correspondingly
  • Compare / compare(d) to (with)

Also check: List of adverbs

Conclusion

  • By and large
  • Briefly
  • As you can see
  • As shown above
  • As noted
  • As demonstrated above
  • Altogether
  • All things considered
  • Usually
  • Ultimately
  • To summarize
  • To sum up
  • To end
  • To conclude
  • Therefore
  • Overall
  • On the whole
  • In the final analysis
  • In the end
  • In summary
  • In short
  • In essence
  • In conclusion
  • In brief
  • In any event
  • In a word
  • Given these points
  • Generally speaking

Condition

  • Given that
  • Even if
  • Because of
  • As
  • Although this may be true
  • While
  • Whenever
  • When
  • Unless
  • Then
  • Since
  • Only if
  • On the condition that
  • Lest
  • In the event that
  • In that case
  • If
  • Granted that

Concession

  • And yet
  • And still
  • Although/Even though
  • Although
  • All the same
  • Albeit
  • Admittedly
  • Up to a point
  • Regardless of this
  • Nonetheless
  • Nevertheless
  • In spite of
  • However
  • Even though
  • Even so
  • Even if
  • Be that as it may

Generalization

  • Commonly
  • Broadly speaking
  • As a rule
  • Usually
  • Typically
  • Regularly
  • Predominately
  • Overall
  • On the whole
  • On the whole
  • Often
  • Normally
  • Mostly
  • More often than not
  • Mainly
  • In most cases
  • In general/ Generally
  • Generally speaking
  • For the most part

Restatement

  • In other words
  • In a nutshell
  • Expressed simply
  • Alternatively stated
  • Alternatively
  • To put it differently
  • That is to say
  • Simply put
  • Simplified
  • Said differently
  • Reiterated
  • Put in another way
  • Put differently
  • Otherwise stated
  • Namely
  • In summation
  • In simple terms
  • In simple language
  • In short

Reference

  • Considering
  • Concerning
  • As far as
  • As applied to
  • With respect to
  • With regards to
  • The fact that
  • Speaking about/of
  • Regarding
  • Pertaining to
  • In terms
  • In connection to

Also check: Confused Words List

Space/ Location

  • Beneath
  • Below
  • At the rear
  • Around
  • Adjacent
  • Adjacent
  • Across
  • Underneath
  • To the left
  • Surrounding
  • Over
  • Opposite
  • On top
  • On bottom
  • Next to
  • Nearby
  • Near

Result

  • Consequently
  • As a result
  • As a consequence (of)
  • Accordingly
  • Thus
  • Thereupon
  • Therefore
  • Then
  • Hence
  • Forthwith
  • For this reason
  • Due to

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