English Grammar

Text Markers with usage and examples in detail

Text markers

The textual markers are words or groups of words that serve to make texts more coherent and more pleasant for the reader. These are used to join different parts of the text in order to make sentences and paragraphs make more sense. In this article we will provide you information of text marker.

These markers can be included at the beginning, end, or throughout the text. Thanks to them, the lexical value of the text is increased and the writing of isolated sentences within the text is avoided. If it weren’t for the textual markers, the texts would only be single phrases placed on each other. Hence the importance of these markers in order to write texts correctly.

Usefulness of textual markers

A textual marker provides lexical level in the writing of a text. Generally, a comma is used after a text marker, followed by the explanatory sentence.

For example:  In this way , the Industrial Revolution has had consequences at various levels and aspects of European societies up to the present time.

Other times a comma (,) is not placed, but simply the information to be transmitted is placed.

For example:  The purpose of this work is to clarify the notion regarding environmental pollution.


Text markers at the beginning of the text

– Our main objective is
– Today I want to talk about
– I will start by talking about
– The main objective of this work is
– I propose to discuss
– This paper is about
– I will start by saying

Text markers to start a new topic

– On the other hand
– Regarding
– Moving on to another topic
– Regarding
– In other order of ideas

Textual markers to mark entry order

– First of all – First of all

To begin
– As a first point
– In the first instance
– First of all

Textual markers to distinguish, restrict or attenuate

– On the one hand
– On the other hand – On the other hand


Textual markers to continue on the same point

– In addition
– Also
– To continue
– In this sense
– So that
– Also
– So

Textual markers To emphasize or demonstrate

– That is – It
should be noted
– It should be noted
– It is worth mentioning
– In this way
– We must remember that
– What I am trying to say is
– We must remember that
– We must not overlook that

Textual markers for detailing

– For example
– Like
this – Like this

Textual markers to summarize

– In summary
– Recapitulating
– Summarizing
– Specifically

Textual markers to finish

– To conclude
– Finally
– In conclusion
– Exit
– To end
– I say goodbye saying

Textual markers to indicate time

– Before
– Simultaneously
– Later
– After

Textual markers to indicate space

– Up
– Down
– On the side of
– On the other hand

Textual markers to indicate cause

– Because
– Because of this
– Every time
– Because of
– Based on

Text markers to indicate consequence

– Consequently
– Consequently
– As a consequence
– So

Textual markers to indicate condition

Provided that – Provided that
– As long as
– Provided that

Textual markers to indicate purpose

– For what

With a view to
– With a view to – With a view to

Textual markers to indicate opposition

– Instead
– Unlike
– However
– Contrary

Textual markers to indicate objection (concessive)

– Although although
– Although
– For more than

Text markers to indicate opinion

– I think that
– In my opinion
– In my opinion
– I think that
– I suppose that

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