All English transition words and phrases sometimes also called 'conjunctive adverbs' do the same work as coordinating conjunctions: they connect two words, phrases or clauses together and thus the text is easier to read and the coherence is improved.
Examples For example, for instance, to illustrate, thus, in other words, as an illustration, in particular. Addition And, in addition to, furthermore, moreover, besides, than, too, also, both-and, another, equally important, first, second, etc.
Use a semicolon to connect sentences, only if the group of words on either side of the semicolon is a complete sentence each both must have a subject and a verb, and could thus stand alone as a complete thought.
Transitions within paragraphs: As with transitions between sections and paragraphs, transitions within paragraphs act as cues by helping readers to anticipate what is coming before they read it.
In providing the reader with these important cues, transitions help readers understand the logic of how your ideas fit together. Transitions are not just verbal decorations that embellish your paper by making it sound or read better.
Keep in mind that each of these words or phrases may have a slightly different meaning. Time After, afterward, before, then, once, next, last, at last, at length, first, second, etc.
Summary Therefore, finally, consequently, thus, in short, in conclusion, in brief, as a result, accordingly. You tend to write the way you think—and your brain often jumps from one idea to another pretty quickly.
Take a look at the following example: El Pais, a Latin American country, has a new democratic government after having been a dictatorship for many years.