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Transition Words and Phrases

Here is a great list of transition words for you to learn. These can help you in all of your skill areas.

Knowing these words will help you predict the content of reading passages and academic lectures.

Using transition words in your academic writing and presentations will help the flow and cohesion of your essays and presentations.

The website highlights transitions used for:

Agreement / Addition / Similiarity

Opposition / Limitation / Contradiction

Cause / Condition / Purpose

Examples / Support / Emphasis

Effect / Consequence / Result

Conclusion / Summary / Restatement

Time /Chronology / Sequence

Space / Location / Place


All serious students should start incorporating these transition words along with academic vocabulary in their writing and speaking.

There is also a downloadable pdf version of this website here.



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