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Signal Words. Understanding Transitions. Words that signal contrast. Although But However On the other hand Nevertheless On the contrary Instead Yet. Words that signal additional information. Also In addition Furthermore And Likewise In addition Moreover Besides Another.

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Signal words

Signal Words

Understanding Transitions


Words that signal contrast
Words that signal contrast

  • Although

  • But

  • However

  • On the other hand

  • Nevertheless

  • On the contrary

  • Instead

  • Yet


Words that signal additional information
Words that signal additional information

  • Also

  • In addition

  • Furthermore

  • And

  • Likewise

  • In addition

  • Moreover

  • Besides

  • Another


Words that signal an explanation
Words that signal an explanation

  • Because

  • The reason for

  • In order that


Words that signal an example
Words that signal an example

  • For example

  • For instance

  • In other words

  • Such as


Words that signal enumeration
Words that signal enumeration

  • One, two, three

  • First, second, third

  • Next

  • Then

  • Finally


Words that signal a conclusion
Words that signal a conclusion

  • Therefore

  • Consequently

  • Thus

  • In summary

  • In conclusion


Source
Source

  • Hancock, Ophelia. Reading Skills for College Students. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007.


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