Transitions/Conjunction Chart

 

Meaning

Coordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating Conjunctions

Transition Words

addition

and

 

also, in addition, additionally, moreover, furthermore

cause/result

so

if, when

therefore, thus, as a result, as a consequence, consequently

choice

or, nor

 

instead, on the other hand

similarities

 

 

also, by comparison, similarly, likewise

concession

yet

although, even though

nevertheless

condition

 

if, unless, even if

 

opposites

but

whereas, while

however, instead, nevertheless, on the other hand, in contrast

emphasis

 

 

in fact, undoubtedly, indeed

example

 

 

for example, as an example, for instance, as an illustration

reason/cause

for

because, as, since

 

conclusion

 

 

in conclusion, after all, all in all, finally, overall, in summary

time

 

before, after, until, when, while since

then, next, later, earlier

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