Transitional Words and Phrases


This page only provides a list of transitional words; be certain you understand their meanings before you use them. Often, there exists a slight, but significant, difference between two apparently similar words. Also remember that while transitions describe relationships between ideas, they do not automatically create relationships between ideas for your reader. Use transitions with enough context in a sentence or paragraph to make the relationships clear.

Example of unclear transition:

The characters in Book A face a moral dilemma. In the same way, the characters in Book B face a similar problem.

Improved transition:

The characters in Book A face a moral dilemma, a contested inheritance. Although the inheritance in Book B consists of an old house and not a pile of money, the nature of the problem is quite similar.

Examples of Transitions:


Thus, for example, for instance, namely, to illustrate, in other words, in particular, specifically, such as.


On the contrary, contrarily, notwithstanding, but, however, nevertheless, in spite of, in contrast, yet, on one hand, on the other hand, rather, or, nor, conversely, at the same time, while this may be true.


And, in addition to, furthermore, moreover, besides, than, too, also, both-and, another, equally important, first, second, etc., again, further, last, finally, not only-but also, as well as, in the second place, next, likewise, similarly, in fact, as a result, consequently, in the same way, for example, for instance, however, thus, therefore, otherwise.


After, afterward, before, then, once, next, last, at last, at length, first, second, etc., at first, formerly, rarely, usually, another, finally, soon, meanwhile, at the same time, for a minute, hour, day, etc., during the morning, day, week, etc., most important, later, ordinarily, to begin with, afterwards, generally, in order to, subsequently, previously, in the meantime, immediately, eventually, concurrently, simultaneously.


At the left, at the right, in the center, on the side, along the edge, on top, below, beneath, under, around, above, over, straight ahead, at the top, at the bottom, surrounding, opposite, at the rear, at the front, in front of, beside, behind, next to, nearby, in the distance, beyond, in the forefront, in the foreground, within sight, out of sight, across, under, nearer, adjacent, in the background.


Although, at any rate, at least, still, thought, even though, granted that, while it may be true, in spite of, of course.

Similarity or Comparison

Similarly, likewise, in like fashion, in like manner, analogous to.


Above all, indeed, truly, of course, certainly, surely, in fact, really, in truth, again, besides, also, furthermore, in addition.


Specifically, especially, in particular, to explain, to list, to enumerate, in detail, namely, including.


For example, for instance, to illustrate, thus, in other words, as an illustration, in particular.

Consequence or Result

So that, with the result that, thus, consequently, hence, accordingly, for this reason, therefore, so, because, since, due to, as a result, in other words, then.


Therefore, finally, consequently, thus, in short, in conclusion, in brief, as a result, accordingly.


For this purpose, to this end, with this in mind, with this purpose in mind, therefore.

what do you even think goes through a male's head?


look at that girls nice smooth legs mm i am turned on now there was never hair there look at them theyre so smoothe theyve always been that way i love my dick and graphic tshirts

There are currently 7,000 languages spoken around the world, with one dying off about every two weeks. Now researchers say that 25% of the world’s languages face extinction in the next few decades, and there’s a surprising reason behind it — economic development.
Quinoa may deliver a complete protein—all of the amino acids you require—in a compact package, but rice and beans together actually do better. And like goji berries, blueberries and strawberries are packed with phytochemicals. The only problem is that lacking an exotic back story, food marketers can’t wring as exorbitant a markup from these staples: The domestic blueberry, for example, is periodically (and justifiably) marketed as a superfood, and in 2012, products featuring blueberries as a primary ingredient saw their sales nearly quadruple. But they only raked in $3.5 million—less than 2 percent of açaí-based product sales.

Tom Philpott, "Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and other ‘Superfoods’ a Scam?" (from Mother Jones)

Also worth highlighting is this section:

Worse than superfoods’ origin myths, though, are their effects on the people in their native regions. In 2009, at the height of the açaí berry hype, Bloomberg News reported that the fruit’s wholesale price had jumped 60-fold since the early 2000s, pricing the Amazonian villagers who rely on it out of the market. In the Andes, where quinoa has been cultivated since the time of the Incas, price spikes have turned a one-time staple into a luxury, and quinoa monocrops are crowding out the more sustainable traditional methods.” (emphasis mine)

So not only are the markets for “superfoods” putting the foods out of reach of the people who relied on them as a dietary staple, but there are foods easily accessible to us that deliver all the nutrition at a fraction of the cost, both to our grocery bill and to the social/environmental toll.

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This is about your megapost about porn: I think that you provide enough evidence that the porn industry is corrupt, but I don't think that makes porn innately wrong. I think that instead of just not watching porn, we can work on making porn in which all actors are treated with respect more common. What do you think about this?


The commodification of sex under an oppressive institution (patriarchy) is always wrong. Reform cannot happen when something was built, from the ground up, on oppression and humiliation.






Ray Harryhausen creatures

Wow - that’s an incredible photo set.

He was an incredible man.


i used to love old movies like jason and the argonauts and clash of the titans that were on tv on bank holidays when i was little - and the creatures were really cool, much better than 1980/90s cgi.

GET TO KNOW ME MEME - [1/5]  Favorite MoviesThe Last Unicorn

"I’m a little afraid to go home. I have been mortal, and some part of me is mortal yet. I am no longer like the others, for no unicorn was ever born who could regret, but now I do. I regret."

1. The system reproduces its existence because it goes unrecognized.
2. The system brings about, through the reproduction of its existence, an effect of misrecognition.
— Ranciere, Jacques, The Ignorant Schoolmaster, 1991, ‘Introduction’ p.xi-ii (via fuckyeahdialectics)

Harriet Martineau (1802 - 1876) was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist. Martineau wrote 35 books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and a feminine perspective; she also translated various works from Auguste Comte. Artist: Kevin Moore


Harriet Martineau (1802 - 1876) was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist. Martineau wrote 35 books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and a feminine perspective; she also translated various works from Auguste Comte.

Artist: Kevin Moore


Apparently men who pass as women, experience worse misogyny than actual women.

The reality: Men who pass as women have no idea what it means to be a women, until they start to pass. The misogyny comes as a giant shock to them. Whereas women have grown up with misogyny. To women, misogyny is part of the wallpaper to their lives.