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When adding on information, use these connective words:
In addition,
Moreover,
Furthermore,
Besides
In fact,
Incidentally,
Meanwhile,
Another way to...
What's more,

 

 

When adding contrasting information, use these connective words:
On the other hand,
In contrast,
Nevertheless,
However,
On the contrary,
Despite the, Despite this, Despite these,
In the second place,
Conversely,

 

 

When adding comparative information, use these connective words:
Similarly,
Also,
Even if...
At any rate,
At the same time...
After all,
By the way,
Even so...
In addition to,
In other words,
Instead of...
For the same reason,
On the other hand,
In general,
More specifically,
Another way to
No matter what...
Such a...
In the same way,
If not for...

 

 

When placing information in an orderly fashion, use these connective words:
After that,
Before...
Just before...
Before that,
Then,
At first,
Since...
Since then,
Firstly, Secondly, Thirdly,
Next,
Lastly,
Eventually,
Gradually,
Finally,
While...
Meanwhile,
Furthermore,
To begin with,
Summing up...

 

 

When listing information as a result or a cause of something, use these connective words:
As a result,
As a consequence,
Consequently,
Therefore,
Thus,
Hence,
Accordingly,
Likewise,
Moreover,
Furthermore,
Because she...
This is why...
That is why...
If not for...

 

 

When listing information as a result of an emotion, use these connective words:
Angrily,
Thoroughly annoyed,
Appalled,
With apprehension,
Utterly ashamed,
Mostly bewildered,
Feeling betrayed,
Somewhat confused,
Feeling rather confident,
Delighted,
Feeling a little down in the dumps,
Disappointed
Feeling ecstatic,
Excited,
Feeling quite envious,
Embarassed,
Furious,
Gripped with fear,
Happily,
Horrified,
Irritated,
Just a little intrigued,
Smitten with jealousy,
Keenly aware of _____,
Lazily,
Luckily,
let down
Overwhelmed with ________,
Positive that _______,
Reluctantly,
Seething,
Sadly,
Scared and tired,
Feeling stressed,
Terrified,
Feeling quite upset,
Unhappy,
Unfortunately,
Surprisingly,

 

 

When adding information that is conditional, use these connective words:

Otherwise,
Indeed,
As far as

 

 

When adding a concluding information, use these connective words:
In conclusion,
In summary,
Finally,
Lastly,

 

 

When adding information that will serve as an example or as an illustration, use these connective words:
For example,
For instance,

 

 

When adding information that describes a relationship between things or people, use these connective words:
Also,
Incidentally,
Likewise,
Moreover,
Next,
Yet,
Instead,
However,
Therefore,
Thus,
Usually,
Whatever...
Accordingly,
In contrast,
Although,
Besides,
Meanwhile,
Furthermore,
Generally,
Nevertheless,
For example,

 

 

When adding information to give a sense of time, use these connective words:
First,
Finally,
Once,
Ultimately,

At last,

Lastly,
Meanwhile,
Then,
Formerly,
Secondly,
Now,
When...
Eventually,
Later,

Later on,
Previously,
Soon,

As soon as,
Sometimes,

Shortly after that,

Along the way,

Before long,

Earlier,

After all of that,

An hour later,

Without delay,

Immediately,

At that very moment,

A moment later,

Not a moment too soon,

Next,

Later that same day,

During all of this,

During that time,

While this was happening, 

 

 

When desiring to introduce more intensive information, use these connective words:
Especially since,
Increasingly...
More importantly,
Particularly...
significantly...
Most of all,
Above all,
As much as ...
By far...
Highly...
In fact,
Quite...
Especially unique...
Indeed,
Even if...
Even though...
In any case,

                                   

 

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