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TRANSITIONAL WORD BANK

Agreement / Addition /
Similarity

Opposition / Limitation /
Contradiction

in the first place

although this may be true

not only ... but also

in contrast

as a matter of fact

different from

in like manner
in addition
first, second, third
not to mention

of course ..., but


on the other hand
on the contrary

equally important

even so / though

also

although

Moreover

instead

as well as

despite

of course

otherwise

likewise

however

comparatively

Examples / Support /
Emphasis

Conclusion / Summary /
Restatement

for one thing

in the final analysis

for this reason

all things considered

that is to say

given these points


after all

important to realize

in fact

another key point

in summary

first thing to remember

in conclusion

must be remembered

to summarize

to point out

overall

on the positive / negative side

to sum up

with this in mind


certainly

Obviously

in fact

Ultimately

for example

Definitely

for instance
such as