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Comparison and Contrast Transition Words

In comparison and contrast, transition words tell a reader that the writer is changing from talking about one item to the other. Transitional words and phrases help make a paper smoother and more coherent by showing the reader the connections between the ideas that are being presented. Your thesis should already have given the reader an idea of the points you'll be making and the organization you'll be using, but you can help her/him out with some extra cues. The following words may be helpful t…
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Comparison and Contrast Transition Words
In comparison and contrast, transition words tell a reader that the writer is changing from talking about one item to the other. Transitional words and phrases help make a paper
smoother and more coherent by showing the reader the connections between the ideas that are being presented. Your thesis should already have given the reader an idea of the points you'll be making and the organization you'll be using, but you can help her/him out with some extra cues. The following words may be helpful to you in signaling your intentions:
Likewise
signals comparison (ex: SWHS banned social media sites. Likewise, most workplaces forbid the use of social media on the job.
Just as....so is
signals comparison (ex: Just as Johnny is a pro at skateboarding, so is Sally at kayaking.)
Both...and
signals comparison (ex: Both basketball AND soccer require aerobic endurance.)
also
signals comparison (ex: Johnny likes horror movies. Sam likes them, also.)
in the same manner
signals comparison (ex: President Franklin D. Roosevelt began many social programs during WWII. In the same manner, President Barack Obama initiated universal healthcare.)
Neither...nor
signals comparison (ex: Neither Sam nor John like popcorn.)
similarly
signals comparison (ex: Sam detests any foods with rough textures. Similarly, John avoids popcorn and granola bars.)
too
signals comparison (ex: Sam detests any foods with rough textures. John, too, avoids popcorn and granola bars.
as well as
signals comparison (ex: Sam as well as John dislike foods with rough textures.)
like
signals comparison (ex: Like Sam, John avoids popcorn and granola bars.)
in the same way
signals comparison (ex: Our solar system is made up of planets orbiting the sun. In the same way, atoms are made up of neutrons, protons, and electrons orbiting around the nucleus.)
alike
signals comparison (ex: The Earth and
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share the same
Contrast Transition Words
however
Example: I love same, however,
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on the contrary
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on the other hand
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in contrast/ in spite of
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although/though
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Unlike
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Even though
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instead of
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whereas
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conversely
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while
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yet/but
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even if
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for all that
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nevertheless
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either...or
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of course
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some may say