38 Words and Phrases That Can Be Used at the Beginning of a Sentence


ADDING INFORMATION 
(1) First, at first, secondly, 
(2) Moreover, 
(3) In addition, 
(4) In addition to, 
(5) Additionally, 
(6) Furthermore, 
SHARING /CITING EXAMPLES 
(7) For example, 
(8) For instance, 
(9) Take an example of_______, 
(10) Take ______ as an example, 
This can be seen in _________. 
(11) As it shows, 
(12) As I have shown, 
(13) As it has been shown earlier/in the past, 
SHOWING THE EFFECT OR DRAWING A CONCLUSION 
(14) Therefore, ________
(15) As a result, ________
(16) Because of _______, 
(17) Because of this, _______
(18) Because of this, it is clear that, _______
(19) For this reason, ________
(20) It is for this reason that _______
(21) Consequently, ______
(22) Since _______, 
(23) Due to _______, 
(24) Thus, ________
(25) This clearly shows _______
(26) It can therefore be concluded that ______
(27) It can thus be concluded that ________
(28) The link between ______ and ______ can therefore be seen, 
(29) Owing to ______, 
CONTRASTING (OFTEN USED TO DISCUSS AN EXAMPLE OR DRAW A CONCLUSION) 
(30) Although _______, 
(31) However, _______
(32) Despite _______
(33) In spite of ________, 
(34) On the other hand, ________
(35) While this is true, ________
(36) In other circles, _______
(37) In contrast, _______
(38) Nevertheless, _______


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