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Categories of Transition Words

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Short Description ⊕

∂   Addition ⊕     Add statements or continue sentences that were expressed in the preceding sentence.
∂   Alternative ⊕     Ideas are presented as alternatives or substitutes.
∂   Apposition ⊕     To establish relationships such that one statement serves to define and/or to modify the other.
∂   Cause ⊕     Express the causes and reasons of things or observed effects.
∂   Chain ⊕     Presents a series of related statements that depend or relate to each other.
∂   Clarification ⊕     Helps to restate arguments with the purpose of obtaining a better understanding.
∂   Combinations ⊕     Common combinations of transitional words.
∂   Combinations - 3 words ⊕     This category includes combined transitions composed of three words.
∂   Combinations - Adverbs ⊕     Combinations of common transitional words with common adverbs.
∂   Combinations - coordinating conjunctions ⊕     Transition words in combination with coordinating conjunctions.
∂   Common Adverbs ⊕     List of the most common adverbs.
∂   Comparison ⊕     Ideas are shown for comparison in order to express either differences or similarities.
∂   Concession ⊕     Express statements that yield or concede control.
∂   Conclusion ⊕     Aids to make conclusions from a set of previous statements.
∂   Condition ⊕     Conditions must be satisfied prior to or after the declared statements.
∂   Conflict ⊕     Helps to express relations of disagreement among statements.
∂   Continuation ⊕     Signals the reader that the argument is about to continue or to shift direction.
∂   Contrast ⊕     Ideas are compared to each other with the aim of expressing differences.
∂   Coordinating Conjunctions ⊕     To join parts of a sentence such as nouns, adjectives, prepositional phrases, and independent clause
∂   Coordinating conjunctions AND ⊕     Combinations with the word and.
∂   Coordinating conjunctions OR ⊕     Combinations with the word OR.
∂   Coordinating conjunctions YET ⊕     Combinations with the word yet.
∂   Correlative Conjunctions ⊕     List of common correlative conjunctions.
∂   Demonstrative ⊕     Indicates reference and distinction.
∂   Description ⊕     For emphasizing a transition that initiates a description or introduce an example.
∂   Diversion ⊕     For turning aside or deviating from an argument.
∂   Effect or result ⊕     Shows the effects or results of an action or sequence of actions.
∂   Emphasize ⊕     Highlights, reinforces and/or calls attention to something or someone.
∂   Evidence and Proof ⊕     Useful for discussing pieces of information that serve as evidence for proving arguments.
∂   Example ⊕     Introduces examples to illustrate previous or future facts.
∂   Exception ⊕     Links a statement that does not qualify for generalization.
∂   Generalization ⊕     Declare statements that could be applied to other statements.
∂   Idioms and Phrases ⊕     Peculiar expressions in the usage of a language.
∂   Importance ⊕     Information is presented in order of importance or for showing relative importance.
∂   Introduction ⊕     States the beginning of a new statement.
∂   Logical ⊕     Words that aid to perform inference from statements.
∂   Prepositions ⊕     Prepositions that are not listed in any of the categories.
∂   Purpose ⊕     Expresses the goal of the idea. In what follows, the statements are presented to justify the idea.
∂   Qualification ⊕     Points to attributes of statements.
∂   Quantifiers ⊕     States relations of abundance between arguments.
∂   Reference ⊕     Orients and relates a statement to another; provides the linking argument directly.
∂   Reformulation ⊕     Express that a restatesment of ideas is about to occur or that it has happened.
∂   Repetition ⊕     For describing repeated actions that have already been said or written.
∂   Research Oriented ⊕     Commonly found in technical writing of scientific research reports.
∂   Reservation ⊕     Connects propositions that are limited or restricted by some statements.
∂   Resumption ⊕     Restarts a statement that was discussed previously.
∂   Reversal ⊕     Please add words in this category, thanks.
∂   Sequence and Order ⊕     Shows serial arrangement of statements or objects. Expressions for order.
∂   Similarity ⊕     Shows equality of ideas or aids in continuing similar ideas.
∂   Space ⊕     Statements are connected by a spatial relationships of place and locaation.
∂   Space Time combinations ⊕     Words that may have dual usage of space and time.
∂   Summary ⊕     To express a summary of previous statements is about to happen or is happening.
∂   Time ⊕     Relations of time between facts. Past, present and future tense.
∂   Time - Combinations of 2 words ⊕     Common combinations of time related transitional words.
∂   Time - Combinations of 3 words and more ⊕    
∂   Unclassified ⊕     Add into this category words that can not be classified in any of the above.

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