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
similarly
likewise
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

obviously

in 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
to

in 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

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

Refutation
no

hardly
on the contrary
never

Identification
with respect to

as for …
concerning
in point of reference

Transitional

to resume
in particular
in general
to continue
to return
along with