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
|When||Next/My next point||Meanwhile|
|Before||Presently or currently||Earlier|
|Contemporaneously||Prior to ...||Beyond X ...|
To add information
|Furthermore||In addition||As well|
|Another reason/ factor/ point is||Besides||Additionally|
To show a logical relationship
|So||Since this is so||Therefore|
|Thus||Because of this||As a result...|
|It follows then||For||If X is the case, then it follows that ...|
To draw a 'conclusion'
|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
|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
|Although||Even so||On the other hand|
|Yet||Whereas ... (then contrast)||Unlike|
To provide an 'example'
|For example||For instance||To illustrate|
|..., including||..., such as||One explanation for this is...|