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furthermore
in addition; giving more information
nonetheless
despite what has just been said. The more usual word is nevertheless.
moreover
Besides; in addition to what was just stated
generally
usually, commonly
especially
more than usually; very, extremely
emphasize
To give special attention to something.
further
to a greater degree or extent, additionally
in addition
plus, as well, furthermore
in contrast
looking at the differences, conversely
in fact
actually, as a matter of fact
simultaneously
at the same time (time)
subsequently
happening after something else (time)
adjacent to
nearby, next to, close to (position)
to illustrate
to show the meaning or truth of something more clearly, especially by giving examples ( to show)
specifically
in a detailed and exact way (to show)
in the same way
compare, in common (to compare)
undoubtedly
certainly
granted
although it is true
to summarize
Paraphrase, to say again in your own words.
notwithstanding
(literally, "not standing against") in spite of; despite
Addition
Also, and, besides, furthermore, in addition, indeed, in fact, moreover, so too
Example
After all, as an illustration, for example, for instance, specifically, to take a case in point
Elaboration
Actually, by extension, in short, that is, in other words, to put it another way, likewise, similarly
Contrast
Although, but, by contrast, conversely, despite the fact that, even though, however, in contrast, nevertheless, on the contrary, on the other hand, regardless, whereas, while yet
cause and effect
accordingly, as a result, consequently, hence, since, so, then, therefore, thus
concession
admittedly, although it is true, granted, naturally, of course, to be sure
Conclusion
as a result, consequently, hence, in conclusion, in short, in sum, therefore, thus, to sum up, to summarize
but he has fleas.
Spot is a good dog,
even though he has fleas.
Spot is a good dog,
In addition
also
One reason polar bears and panda bears are different is because they live in different habitats. ____ ________, they live in different areas of the world.
For instance
for example
Polar bears have an acute sense of smell. ____ _________, they can detect their prey about 1 km (0.6 mi.) away.
because
a reason
The majority of people believe the earth's temperature is increasing _________of human behavior.
similar to
the same
Polar bears are _______ ___ giant pandas in that they both have white fur as well as having excellent hearing
except
but
The polar bear population is a concern in most countries ________ parts of Canada.
significantly
important; considerably
The numbers of polar bears ______________decreased for a period of time due to too many people hunting them.
therefore
so
Bamboo does not provide a lot of energy for giant pandas. _________they move rather slowly.
consequently
as a result
There is less and less ice for polar bears. ___________, they are moving farther north to find ice.
in common
comparison
Mammals have a few characteristics ___ __________ such as having hair, warm blooded, and are vertebrates.
the effect
a result
The earth's temperature is rising. _____ ________ on polar bears is rather negative as they are losing some of their habitat.
however
but
Giant pandas are mostly vegetarians. _________, they do occasionally consume rats or small animals.
Furthermore
in addition; giving more information
In addition
giving more information
Likewise
in like or similar manner
Moreover
in addition; giving more information
Accordingly
because of the reason that is given; it fits...along the same lines
As a result
because of this...
Therefore
used to show a conclusion is coming
Consequently
as a consequence of what happened
Thus
as a result of what I said...
Above all
above and beyond all other consideration
In essence
most importantly...
In other words
put another way
Instead
in place of, or as an alternative to
However
on the other hand...shows some "opposite" info is coming
Nevertheless
never mind anything else...
In contrast
as an opposite
Meanwhile
at the same time
Simultaneously
at the exact same time
In conclusion
to sum it all up
On the contrary
as an opposite...
On the one hand
for one example
Although
even though
Besides
making an additional point; anyway
In particular
Specifically
In fact
in truth
Ideally
perfectly; in a perfect situation
In spite of
regardless of
regardless
in spite of; no matter about all the rest
Add
Furthermore, moreover, further, more, Not only ___, but also ___. and, again, and then, besides, equally important, finally, further, furthermore, nor, too, next, lastly, what's more, moreover, in addition, first (second, etc.)
Compare
whereas, but, yet, on the other hand, however, nevertheless, on the contrary, by comparison, where, compared to, up against, balanced against, vis a vis, but, although, conversely, meanwhile, after all, in contrast, although this may be true
Prove
because, for, since, for the same reason, obviously, evidently, furthermore, moreover, besides, indeed, in fact, in addition, in any case, that is
Exception
yet, still, however, nevertheless, in spite of, despite, of course, once in a while, sometimes
Time
immediately, thereafter, soon, after a few hours, finally, then, later, previously, formerly, first (second, etc.), next, and then
Repeat
in brief, as said, as noted,again, to reiterate, to clarify, in other words
Emphasize
definitely, extremely, obviously, in fact, indeed, in any case, absolutely, positively, naturally, surprisingly, always, forever, perennially, eternally, never, emphatically, unquestionably, without a doubt, certainly, undeniably, without reservation
Sequence
first, second, third, and so forth. A, B, C, and so forth. next, then, following this, at this time, now, at this point, after, afterward, subsequently, finally, consequently, previously, before this, simultaneously, concurrently, thus, therefore, hence, next, and then, soon
Example
for example, for instance, in this case, in another case, on this occasion, in this situation, take the case of, to demonstrate, to illustrate, as an illustration, to illustrate
Conclude
in brief, on the whole, summing up, to conclude, in conclusion, as I have shown, as I have said, hence, therefore, accordingly, thus, as a result, consequently
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