Transitional Words and Expressions

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List of expressions to use when writing essays

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  • TRANSITIONAL WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS

    Phrases linked to personal opinions:

    I believe / do not believe that

    Personally, I feel that

    It seems to me

    I would argue that

    I am convinced that

    I am of the opinion that

    I am completely opposed to .

    In my view

    To my mind

    Responding to opinions:

    While it is true that . it is also a fact that

    Although it is true that . We must remember that

    It could be argued that However, I would point out that

    Despite the argument that I would stress that

    It may be true that but all too often

    Changing topic:

    Turning to the question of

    With regard to

    Let us now consider

    A second / Another pint I would like to consider is

    To provide an example:

    To exemply

    As an illustration of

    In this specific instance

    To cite a reference

    In the following manner

    To conclude or summarize:

    Last of all,

    As a consequence of

    To recapitulate

    Hence,

    To add a point:

    Additionally,

    Subsequently,

    Likewise,

    Above all

    Most of all

    To compare:

    To the same extent,

    In a similar fashion

    as compared with

    A comparable aspect

    equally important

  • To contrast:

    Even though

    In contrast to this,

    Nonetheless

    A clear / distinct /striking difference

    diametrically opposed

    the antithesis of

    dissimilar to

    To indicate cause and effect:

    Following that

    On this account

    eventually

    resulted in

    To emphasize or intensify:

    Above all,

    Primarily

    Even more important

    Increasingly important

    of great concern

    The chief characteristic

    The major point /reason

    To highlight

    To stress

    Unequivocally

    Doubtlessly

    Unquestionably

    To enlarge upon

    Subtitutes for said:

    Added

    Addressed

    Admitted

    Affirmed

    Argued

    Cited

    Complied

    Conceded

    Concluded

    Confirmed

    Consented

    Declared

    Described

    Disclosed

    Implied

    Indicated

    Informed

    Justified

    Mentioned

    Noted

  • Notified

    Observed

    Opposed

    Pointed out

    Predicted

    Quoted

    Referred

    Replied

    Restated

    Specified

    Stated

    Uttered