Top 35+ Linking Words and Phrases for beginning New Paragraphs

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At the beginning of each paragraph, you should aim to provide a clear  topic sentence that tells  the reader the subject of the paragraph, and also  connects the paragraph with the previous  paragraph or the main topic of the assignment. The following words and expressions are frequently used as paragraph openers and linking expressions. Read through the list and see if  you can find useful ones for your own writing

  • First(ly), second(ly)….
  • Essentially….
  • …..has been defined as….. by……( )
  • The major concern….
  • Another important concern….
  • Another aspect of….
  • Comparing this with….
  • In comparison / contrast…
  • Like….
  • Unlike…..
  • A leading idea / principle / opinion
  • It is important to…..
  • The main themes (factors/elements/
    aspects) are:
  • Views on… range from….to….
  • The advantages of….
  • The disadvantages of….
  • The evidence shows / suggests that….
  • It is apparent that….
  • It is clear that….
  • A clear case for….
  • In practice….
  • Whereas….
  • The traditional interpretation ….
  • It can be seen that….
  • All these factors contribute to….
  • Essentially….
  • Nevertheless….
  • Thus it is….
  • Accordingly….
  • Another essential point….
  • After examining…..
  • Basically…..
  • Specifically….
  • In summary…
  • Finally….
  • One could conclude….
  • In conclusion….

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