101 transitions to help connect your writing

Tired of the standard ‘but’ and ‘however’? Try these words and phrases to link one thought to the next.

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Transitions can make or break your writing. Good transition words connect sentences and paragraphs and turn disconnected writing into a unified whole. They help the reader (and writer) move from idea to idea.

Transitions can also be tricky. Sometimes you need to use words other than “but,” “however” and “in addition,” yet it can be difficult to find that perfect connecting word. Consider the following phrases when you need some new transition ideas.

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