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also further moreover and furthermore too besides in additionEquivalent words. These say, "Both what I have just said, and this too."
as well as equally important similarly at the same time likewiseAmplification words. With these, the speaker is saying, "I want to be sure that you understand my idea; so here's a specific instance."
as in fact such as for example (e.g.) like that is for instance specifically to illustrateAlternative words. These words say, "Sometimes there is a choice; at other times there isn't."
either/or other than otherwise neither/norRepetitive words. These say, "I said it once, but I'm going to say it again in case you missed it the first time."
again in other words that is (i.e.) to repeatContrast and change words. "So far I've given you only one side of the story; now let's take a look at the other side."
but instead of regardless conversely on the contrary still despite on the other hand though even though nevertheless whereas however notwithstanding yet in spite of rather thanCause and effect words. "All this has happened; now I'll tell you why."
accordingly for this reason then as a result hence therefore because since thus consequently soQualifying words. These say, "Here is what we can expect; these are the conditions we are working under."
although providing whenever if unlessConcession words. These say, "Okay!" We agree on this much."
accepting the data granted that of course even thoughEmphasizing words. These say, "Wake up and take notice!"
above all indeed more importantOrder words. With these, the author is saying, "You keep your mind on reading; I'll keep the numbers straight."
finally last second first next thenTime words. "Let's keep the record straight on who said what and especially when."
afterwards meanwhile subsequently at the same time next then before now ultimately formerly presently until later previously whileSummarizing words. These say, "We've said many things so far. Let's stop here and pull them together."
briefly in brief to summarize for these reasons in conclusion to sum up
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