Transition words


  • HoweverWe wanted to leave at 8:00. However, Mike arrived too late.
  • On the other handShe hates housecleaning. On the other hand, she doesn’t mind cooking.
  • InsteadI am not going out tonight. Instead, I will stay home and watch a video.
  • AlthoughAlthough the book is difficult to read, it is very interesting.
  • YetHe knows that he should do his homework, yet he never does it.
  • DespiteDespite Kate’s skill at tennis, she lost the match.
  • In contrastWomen usually enjoy shopping. In contrast, men often dislike it.
  • Though: They will probably win, though no one else thinks so.
  • WhereasHe loves foreign holidays, whereas his wife prefers to stay at home.
  • Nevertheless: I need to wear reading glasses. Nevertheless, I hate how I look in them.


  • SoJanet passed her exam, so she is very happy.
  • Finally: Somewhere in the middle of the trip, she finally fell asleep.
  • As a resultTim was late. As a result, we could not go to the concert.
  • ThereforeJames is not feeling well. Therefore, he will not be here today.
  • ThusThe committee voted against the proposal. Thus, we must consider another idea.
  • ConsequentlyTina lost her keys. Consequently, she could not drive home.


  • SimilarlyHouseplants require much care and attention. Similarly, outdoor plants must be cared for properly.
  • As wellWearing his hat and coat, he looked outside and decided he should take an umbrella, as well.
  • As well asThe moon as well as the stars was shining down on them.
  • LikewiseMath was hard for me in high school. Likewise, it is hard in college.


  • AlsoMy friend speaks Korean and English. She also speaks Chinese.
  • BesidesI’m too tired to go for a walk. Besides, it’s raining.
  • FurthermoreHe skillfully took charge of the event, and furthermore, he stayed late after it to clean up.
  • In additionYou must complete this essay by 5 p.m. In addition, you must do the exercises on page 47.
  • In factThe bookstore sells cards. In fact, they have the best cards around.
  • IndeedThe heatwave was forecast to end soon and, indeed, it was raining the very next day.
  • MoreoverCheating is dishonest. Moreover, it hinders students from learning.


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