Transition Words and Phrases for Expository Writing

The word “and” is mostly prohibited in expository writing class. Instead, use some of the words listed below.

… is caused by …

… is important because …

… is studied by …

… was studied by …

… because …

Therefore

For example,

For instance,

An imporatnt fact is …

This proves that …

… proves that …

In addition,

Furthermore,

Moreover,

Also,

Besides,

Similarly,

Equally important,

Equally important is the study of …

In fact,

Like

As an illustration,

As an example,

In other words,

Because,

Therefore,

Hence,

As a result,

Consequently,

Accordingly,

In summary,

In conclusion,

Therefore, we can conclude …

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