# Transition Words and Phrases

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###### Transition words and phrases
Transitions are phrases or words used to connect one idea to another in a sentence or paragraph. These are used by the author to help the reader progress from one significant idea to the next. Transitions also show the relationship within a paragraph (or within a sentence), between the main idea and the support the author gives for those ideas. Different transitions have different purposes. These are useful in Sentence completion or Para completion question. They are also useful in Reading comprehension to understand the flow of author’s ideas. Given below are some of the commonly used transitions:
This kind of transitions are used to show addition, introduction, similarity to other ideas etc. They intend to clarify the idea given in the sentence/paragraph.
 Addition indeed further as well (as this) either (neither) also not only (this) but also (that) as well in all honesty to tell the truth moreover what is more as a matter of fact and furthermore in addition (to this) besides (this) or in fact actually to say nothing of too let alone much less additionally nor alternatively on the other hand not to mention (this)
 Introduction such as as particularly including for example as an illustration like in particular for one thing to illustrate for instance especially notably by way of example
 Reference speaking about (this) considering (this) regarding (this) with regards to (this) as for (this) concerning (this) the fact that on the subject of (this)
 Similarity similarly in the same way by the same token in a like manner equally likewise
 Identification that is (to say) namely specifically thus
 Clarification that is (to say) I mean (to) put (it) another way in other words

These transitions are used to show conflict, contradiction concession, dismissal etc. They are used to present contrasting ideas.

 Conflict but by way of contrast while on the other hand however (and) yet whereas though (final position) in contrast when in fact conversely still
 Emphasis even more above all indeed more importantly besides
 Concession but even so nevertheless even though on the other hand admittedly however nonetheless despite (this) notwithstanding (this) albeit (and) still although in spite of (this), regardless (of this) (and) yet though granted (this) be that as it may
 Dismissal either way whichever happens in either event in any case at any rate in either case whatever happens all the same in any event
 Replacement (or) at (or) instead least rather
###### Causal Transitions:

These transitions signal cause/effect and reason/result, etc. They intend to connect the action to its outcome.

 Cause/Reason for the (simple) reason that, being that, for in view of (the fact) inasmuch as because (of the fact) seeing that as owing to (the fact) due to (the fact that) in that since forasmuch as
 Condition on (the) condition (that) granted (that) if provided that in case in the event that as/so long as unless given that granting (that) providing that even if only if
 Effect/Result as a result (of this) consequently hence for this reason thus because (of this) in consequence so that accordingly as a consequence so much (so) that so therefore
 Purpose for the purpose of in the hope that for fear that so that with this intention, to the end that in order to lest with this in mind in order that so as to so
 Consequence under those circumstances then in that case if not that being the case if so otherwise
###### Sequential Transitions:

These transitions are used to show a chronological or logical sequence within a sentence/paragraph. They may represent the starting, continuation or ending phase in a paragraph/passage.

 Numerical in the (first, second, etc.) place initially to start with, first of all thirdly to begin with, at first for a start secondly
 Continuation subsequently previously eventually next before (this) afterwards after (this) then
 Conclusion to conclude (with) as a final point eventually at last last but not least in the end finally lastly
 Digression to change the topic incidentally by the way
 Resumption to get back to the point, to resume anyhow, anyway, at any rate to return to the subject,
 Resumption as was previously stated so consequently in summary all in all to make a long story short thus as I have said to sum up overall as has been mentioned then to summarize to be brief briefly given these points in all on the whole therefore as has been noted hence in conclusion in a word to put it briefly in sum altogether in short
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