Sentence Starters: Useful Words and Phrases You Can Use As Sentence Starters

Sentence Starters! Here you will find a useful list of common sentence starters that you can use in a discussion as well as in essay writing. Learn these sentence starters to improve your English speaking and writing skills.

Sentence Starters

Sentence Starters | Common Phrases

  • (The topic) has fostered a debate on …
  • A sensible idea would be to…
  • We all know that…
  • It is said that…
  • It is believed that…
  • People assumed that…
  • There is growing support for the notion that …
  • The data gathered in the study strongly suggests that …
  • The supposition drawn from this being that…
  • Leading to the supposition that…
  • This can be argued that..
  • The source suggest…
  • My own feeling on the subject is that …
  • Generally speaking…
  • As far as I know…
  • As far as I am concerned…
  • I believe that…
  • The focus of discussion in this paper is …
  • The premise of (the topic) seems to be based on …
  • Latest research corroborates the view that …
  • Most people would agree that…
  • It is estimated…
  • The reader supposed that…
  • It is clear that…
  • Everybody knows that…
  • Surely you would agree that…
  • This clearly shows that…
  • I discovered…
  • We always…
  • This indicates…
  • Demonstrating that…
  • It is vital that…
  • It wouldn’t be very difficult to…
  • The real truth is that…
  • Are we expected that…
  • The fact is that…
  • I felt as…
  • I think/ I believe that…
  • It seems to me that…
  • We concluded that…
  • My perspective is…
  • I agree with…
  • Have you thought about…
  • In other words…
  • I see what you mean but…
  • I share your point of view on…
  • In my opinion…(how to express your opinions)

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Transition Words Used as Sentence Starters

Words to add an idea

  • In addition to
  • For instance
  • For example
  • As an example
  • Additionally
  • Moreover
  • Furthermore
  • As well as
  • Another reason
  • Along with
  • Coupled with
  • Correspondingly
  • In addition
  • Indeed
  • In fact
  • Identically
  • Likewise
  • Again
  • Similarly
  • Whereas
  • Likewise
  • One other thing

Words that show cause

  • Accordingly
  • As a result
  • Because
  • Consequently
  • Due to
  • For this reason
  • For this purpose
  • Hence
  • Otherwise
  • Since
  • So then
  • Subsequently
  • Therefore
  • Thereupon
  • This is why
  • Thus
  • Wherefore
  • Following this
  • As you can see
  • For all of those reasons
  • So

Words that show contrast

  • Comparatively
  • Different from
  • Even though
  • However (however synonyms)
  • Although
  • Conversely
  • Instead
  • In comparison
  • Nevertheless
  • In contrast
  • Whereas
  • Yet
  • On the one hand…
  • On the other hand
  • On the contrary
  • Other than
  • Outside of
  • Besides
  • Otherwise

Words that add emphasis

  • Admittedly
  • Above all
  • As a rule
  • As usual
  • Assuredly
  • Certainly
  • Chiefly
  • Especially
  • Granted
  • Generally speaking
  • For the most part
  • In this situation
  • No doubt (undoubtedly)
  • Obviously
  • Of course
  • Ordinarily
  • Particularly
  • Singularly
  • Unquestionably
  • Usually

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Ojok Bigfish
Ojok Bigfish
1 year ago

This is a great tool for aspiring writers, that I bet, me and you.

kemi
kemi
1 year ago

This is great! Thank you.

kyle
kyle
1 year ago

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xander
xander
1 year ago

this was helpful

chad
chad
1 year ago

this help lot

cream
cream
1 year ago

this work for me thanks a lot

Savita Sahni
Savita Sahni
1 year ago

I was looking for starters like :-
Be that as it may , Come to think of it
Granted that ,wonder of wonders etc.
Thanks

Teresa
Teresa
1 year ago

Thanks

Kazmrr
Kazmrr
1 year ago

I love seeing in written print the proper use of “different FROM”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “Different than” never has been and henceforth forever more never shall be – proper English!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s DIFFERENT FROM, NOT different than!!!!! Things differ from each other they don’t differ than each other and subsequently, things are different from each other; they are not different than each other! “I think differently now from how I thought 20 years ago” is an example of the proper use of “different from”. “I think differently now than I thought 20 years ago” is not proper English! It’s amazing how many times a… Read more »

June
June
9 months ago
Reply to  Kazmrr

You have no idea how your observation has warmed my heart. I thought I was the one with the problem. Thank you.

sam
sam
1 year ago

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Lol
Lol
11 months ago

It is stupid

Lol
Lol
11 months ago

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Mitchelle
Mitchelle
4 months ago
Reply to  Lol

discussion

emily
emily
10 months ago

i like them

hamamme
hamamme
10 months ago

really really helpful

Morgan carr
Morgan carr
10 months ago

What Sentice starters do you have

Daniel Contento
Daniel Contento
8 months ago

This is nice to see! Based upon what I have been hearing, I was beginning to believe that EVERY sentence should start with “So”.

Michael
Michael
5 months ago
  • I detest the SO sentence. The true scholars never used such gutter slang. Malcolm X went to the pententiary speaking like a fool . Released speaking like a man with a PhD in English. What was the book that give him such a command of the English language? The dictionary. Ready your dictionary. You can use words to control a person, a village, a nation and yourself
Susie
Susie
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Interesting.

Jack
Jack
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Yea really interesting

Valerie Clare
Valerie Clare
3 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Who wants those kind of people running around? Not I!! Lol.

Essence Tramel
Essence Tramel
8 months ago

This is Really GOOD!

Braj
Braj
8 months ago

Good for us

Hajar
Hajar
7 months ago

thank you very much really helpful

Djdhsjas
Djdhsjas
7 months ago

Whats up Ben.B

Ben Brownie
Ben Brownie
7 months ago

This was really helpful, thx sweetheart 😊

Menchuca
Menchuca
7 months ago

Great. It is incredibly useful for students B1 onwards.

Adelarascon
Adelarascon
7 months ago

It is great. Specially for people from other countries.

Margaret Browne
Margaret Browne
7 months ago

Thanks again Margaret Browne

Teresa
Teresa
7 months ago

Good ideas to motivate students!

thats crazy
thats crazy
7 months ago

hey can someone tell me some sentence staters for an opinion essay for the introduction? (5th grade) Thanks!!

thats crazy
thats crazy
7 months ago

im ugly

Aaronique
Aaronique
6 months ago

i really love this

Raye
Raye
6 months ago

These sentence starters and the rest of the writing tools are very used for all writers. Thank you!

noname
noname
5 months ago

This is great, it seriously helped me alot!!! Thank you 🙂

Apple
Apple
5 months ago

Very helpful thank you very much.

aishah
aishah
4 months ago

hi

Mitchelle
Mitchelle
4 months ago

Great sentence starters yet it was not what I was looking for. Thank you anyway!

Priyantha
Priyantha
4 months ago

Pinterest, The job you do is great. Thanks a lot.

Patricia Smith
Patricia Smith
4 months ago

Thank you. This is very helpful for 4th grade writers. Do you have the Sentence Starters available as a pdf?

Terry Turner
Terry Turner
4 months ago

Thank you! I’m sharing this with all my friends.
Are the infographics available as PDF downloads? I’d like to give them to my staff who are not first language English speakers.

riuel
riuel
4 months ago

really its helpfull, thanks

N I G H T M A R E
N I G H T M A R E
4 months ago

omg thanks SOOO much this REALLY helped me. who made this THANK YOU!!!!

google
google
4 months ago

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secret
secret
3 months ago

this is a very useful tool for when your struggling it fined sentence starters

Okz
Okz
3 months ago

It woeks

Okz
Okz
3 months ago

It does work!

Kimm
Kimm
3 months ago

yes it helped

Deanna
Deanna
3 months ago

This is fab, keep up the good work. It is very helpful.

Donna Clarke
Donna Clarke
3 months ago

So comprehensive and helpful for my reluctant writers .

Lil timmy
Lil timmy
3 months ago

great thanks so much

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dorcasvega9@gmail.com
2 months ago

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luqman
2 months ago

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Adolfo
Adolfo
1 month ago

Useful

Ana Carmen
Ana Carmen
1 month ago

It’s really great. Thank you!

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