Words and phrases can control and order the logic within a paragraph's argument. You can link ideas using words that show a logical relationship: therefore, however, but, consequently, thus, even so, conversely, nevertheless, moreover, in addition, and many more. Whatever its form, an intra-paragraph transition should be unobtrusive, shifting readers easily from one topic to the next. Some lists of possible words to use in this way are presented below.

Words and phrases for developing cohesion

Words and phrases can control and order the logic within a paragraph's argument. A list of possible words to use in this way is presented below.

To list, or show 'time' relationships

Time relationships

First/second/third etc.

Previously

Now

After that

Last/finally

Afterwards

When

Next/My next point

Meanwhile

Before

Presently or currently

Earlier

Contemporaneously

Prior to ...

Beyond X ...

To add information

Adding information

Furthermore

In addition

As well

Moreover

Also

Similarly

Another reason/ factor/ point is

Besides

Additionally

To show a logical relationship

Logical relationships

So

Since this is so

Therefore

Consequently

Hence

Due to

Thus

Because of this

As a result...

It follows then

For

If X is the case, then it follows that ...

To draw a 'conclusion'

Conclusive language

In summary

To summarise

It can be concluded that

It can be inferred that

In conclusion

To sum up

This implies / suggests / indicates / shows / establishes / demonstrates

Ultimately, ...

Overall

To clarify a previously stated idea

Clarifying ideas

In other words (Or simply restate the idea in a different way)

By this I mean

That is

Put succinctly

To put this another way

In effect

To introduce a 'contrasting' or 'qualifying' idea

Contrasting ideas

In contrast

Conversely

But

Although

Even so

On the other hand

Alternatively

However

Nevertheless

Yet

Whereas ... (then contrast)

Unlike

To provide an 'example'

Providing examples

For example

For instance

To illustrate

..., including

..., such as

One explanation for this is...