Signal words

Signal words

This information has been produced by the SCEBE Learning Development Centre.

Continuation words

These words work as signals; this means that there are more ideas to come. These words occur within sentences, not at the beginning.

Continuation words

and

also

another

again

and finally

first of all

furthermore

in addition

more

moreover

next

one reason

other

secondly

similarly

too

with

Change of direction words

These words mean: ‘Watch out - we are changing direction of the argument’. These words occur within sentences, not at the beginning.

Change of direction words

although

but

conversely

despite

different from

even though

however

in contrast

instead of

the opposite

on the contrary

on the other hand

on the other hand

rather

still

yet

while

though