Connectors

Connectors

Addition

and

in addition

besides

furthermore

moreover

what’s more

too

not only … but also

both … and

not so obvious

as well as

another

Alternatives

or

either … or

whether …or not

Comparison

similarlylikewise

in like manner

parallel with `

in the same category

comparable to

equally important

Concession

no doubt

admitting

to be sure

certainly

indeed

granted

true

in any case

in any event

Conclusion

to conclude

in conclusion

thus

finally

last

to end

to infer

hence

so

therefore

consequently

as a result

for this reason

this being the case

it follows that …

To summarize

in brief

in summary

on the whole

to sum up

in other words

briefly

in short

in conclusion

Condition

if

whether

Contrast

on the contrary

conversely

by contrast

on the other hand

from another point of view

more important

but

yet

and yet

however

still

after all

for all that

although this is true

while this is true

in spite of

though

even though

nonetheless

nevertheless

notwithstanding

in spite of this

Emphasize

obviouslyin fact

as a matter of fact

indeed

what’s more

even without this

especially

truly

really

certainly

moreover

in truth

above all

 

Exclusion

with this exception

all except

all but

except for this

not that

but not

neither … nor

Exemplification

for example

for instance

to demonstrate

to illustrate

as an illustration

a case in point

another case

imagine this

to illustrate my point

let’s examine

Inclusion

namely

especially

specifically

in detail

including

in particular

to list

to enumerate


Purpose

toin order to

so that

for the purpose of

with this in mind

with this in view

 

 

Repetition

to repeat

in brief

in short

as I have said

as I have noted

in other words

once more

again

once again

yet again

that is

Sequence

first, second, etc.next

former

latter

final

last

 

Refutation

nohardly

on the contrary

never

 

Identification

with respect to

as for …

concerning

in point of reference

Time

now

since

after this

at length

thereafter

already

at length

after a few hours

in the end

afterwards

then

later

previously

formerly

at an earlier time

at the same time

simultaneously

meanwhile

in the meantime

and then

Transitional

to resume

in particular

in generalto continue

to return

along with