Transitions for your essay

Using Transitions in your Compare and Contrast Essay5

Transitions can be used to connect one sentence to another or one paragraph to another. The lists below show some transitions that you could use within your Compare and Contrast essay.

Words that can be used to compare two things:

-likewise

-like

-as

-also

-in the same way

-similarly

-one way

-both

Words that can be used to contrast things (show differences)

-but

-however

-still

-yet

-although

-otherwise

-on the other hand

-even though

-nevertheless

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LOGICAL RELATIONSHIP TRANSITIONAL EXPRESSION
Similarity also, in the same way, just as … so too, likewise, similarly
Exception/Contrast but, however, in spite of, on the one hand … on the other hand, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, in contrast, on the contrary, still, yet
Sequence/Order first, second, third, … next, then, finally
Time after, afterward, at last, before, currently, during, earlier, immediately, later, meanwhile, now, recently, simultaneously, subsequently, then
Example for example, for instance, namely, specifically, to illustrate
Emphasis even, indeed, in fact, of course, truly
Place/Position above, adjacent, below, beyond, here, in front, in back, nearby, there
Cause and Effect accordingly, consequently, hence, so, therefore, thus
Additional Support or Evidence additionally, again, also, and, as well, besides, equally important, further, furthermore, in addition, moreover, then
Conclusion/Summary finally, in a word, in brief, in conclusion, in the end, in the final analysis, on the whole, thus, to conclude, to summarize, in sum, in summary

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