At the left, at the right, in the center, on the side, along the edge, on top, below, beneath, under, around, above, over, straight ahead, at the top, at the bottom, surrounding, opposite, at the rear, at the front, in front of, beside, behind, next to, nearby, in the distance, beyond, in the forefront, in the foreground, within sight, out of sight, across, under, nearer, adjacent, in the background.
Before you can understand what they are, you should know the use of transition words and phrases first.
Insert transitions where you think they could be helpful.
This page only provides a list of transitional words; be certain you understand their meanings before you use them.
Although the inheritance in Book B consists of an old house and not a pile of money, the nature of the problem is quite similar.
On the contrary, contrarily, notwithstanding, but, however, nevertheless, in spite of, in contrast, yet, on one hand, on the other hand, rather, or, nor, conversely, at the same time, while this may be true.
English transition words are essential, since they not only connect ideas, but also can introduce a certain shift, contrast or opposition, emphasis or agreement, purpose, result or conclusion, etc. The transition words and phrases have been assigned only once to somewhat artificial categories, although some words belong to more than one category.
There is some overlapping with prepositions and postpositions, but for the purpose of usage and completeness of this concise guide, I did not differentiate.
The following table provides some common transitions and how they are used.
Consider how transitions could be used in the example paragraphs in the Relevance of Ideas and the Order of Ideas exercises above.