Well, I thought I would write this page for many reasons, but mostly because Infobarrel is about information. Frankly, I am tired of looking things up and why can't one of my article consist of information to keep everyone from searching everywhere to find what they need. To the point, last night I spent an hour trying to look up different ways to say the same thing, but I couldn't quite coin the phrase for it. Then it hit me! Transitional phrases for writing. Sometimes we just have a brain lapse, duh. So, I have made what I hope is an exhaustive list that will help you and me to write without repeating ourselves. Then, I guess I should go fix a few articles with some different expressions. I hope you will refer to it often in your writing journey. So here it goes.

Addition Phrases:

Also, again, as well as, addition, additionally, and, and then, at the same time, besides, both, but also, coupled with, equally important, furthermore, in addition, likewise, moreover, nor, similarly, too, what's more

Cause, Effect, Consequence Phrases:

Accordingly, as a result, consequently, for this reason, for this purpose, hence, otherwise, so, so then, subsequently, therefore, thereupon, thus, wherefore

Conclusion or Causality Phrases:

After all, all in all, all things considered, as a result, as I have said, as I have shown, believes, brief, briefly, by in large, can conclude that, claims that, consequently, finally, in a word, in any case, in any event, in brief, in conclusion, in final analysis, in short, in sum, in summary, in the end, in the long run, it can be seen that, on balance, on the whole, therefore, thus, to conclude, to summarize, to sum up

Continuation Phrases:

Equally, equally important, furthermore, in addition, not only, moreover, plus

Contrast and Comparison Phrases:

After all, alternatively, although, although this may be true, balanced against, but, by comparison, by contrast, by the same token, compared to, contrarily, conversely, despite, however, instead of, in contrast, in spite of, likewise, meanwhile, nonetheless, nevertheless, not, notwithstanding, on one hand, on the contrary, on the other hand, otherwise, rather, similarly, still, though, unless, up against, vis a vis, where, whereas, while, yet

Diversion Phrases:

By the way, incidentally

Emphasis Phrases:

Above all, absolutely, always, certainly, chiefly, definitely, emphatically, especially, eternally, extremely, even, forever, indeed, in any case, in fact, naturally, never, obviously, of coarse, particularly, perennially, positively, singularly, surprisingly, truly, undeniably, unquestionably, with attention to, without reservation, without a doubt

Evidence Phrases:

Again, and, also, as well, because, besides, equally important, evidently, for, for the same reason, further, futhermore, in any case, in addition, indeed, in fact, moreover, obviously, since, then, the reason is that, that is

Exception Phrases:

Aside from, barring, besides, except, excepting, excluding, exclusive, despite, however, in spite of, nevertheless, of, of course, once in a while, other than, outside of , save, sometimes, still, yet

Generalizing Phrases:

As a rule, as usual, for the most part, generally, generally speaking, ordinarily, usually

Illustration and Exemplification Phrases:

According to, as an example, as an illustration, as "name" says, chiefly, especially, for example, for instance, For "name", for one thing, illustrated with, including, in another case, in the words of, in particular, in this case, markedly, "name", namely, on this occasion, particularly, specifically, such as, take the case of, to demonstrate, to illustrate, To "name",

Importance Phrases:

Above all, clearly, essentially, in large measure, indeed, I think, most of all, particularly, primarily

Place, Position or Direction Phrases:

Above, adjacent, below, beyond, here, in front of, in back of, in the distance, nearby, nearly, opposite, over there, there, to the left, to the right, under

Restatement Phrases:

As has been noted, as I have noted, as I have said, in brief , in essence, in other words, in short, namely, that is, that is to say, to put it differently

Sequence and Order Phrases:

After, afterward, and so forth, at first, at the same time, at this point, at this time, concurrently, consequently, earlier, first, firstly, first of all, second, secondly, third, thirdly, etc… finally, following this, for now, for the time being, hence, in conclusion, in the first place, in time, in turn, lastly, later, later on, meanwhile, next, now, on one hand, previously, recently, subsequently, simultaneously, soon, the meantime, the next step, then, to begin with, while, with this in mind

Similarity Phrases:

Also, comparatively, coupled with, correspondingly, identically, in the same way, just as, so too, likewise, moreover, similar, similarly, together with

Time Phrases:

After, after a few hours, afterwards, at last, before, concurrently, currently, during, earlier, finally, formerly, immediately, later, meanwhile, next, now, recently, previously, simultaneously, soon, subsequently, then, thereafter,


Well I hope this is helpful to you. I know that it is one less thing that I will have to look up. If you see any good ones that I have left out, please leave me a comment. I didn't mean to write this in bold, it just came out that way after I copied and pasted. It has a mind of it's own today, and the program will not let me make any fixes.