“Besides” and “In addition” transition words

Besides and in addition transition words are mainly used to add further information to the earlier stated statements. Though both besides and in addition are used to add information, they connote differently while using in sentences.

Correct use of “In addition” and “Besides” Transition words

As I stated earlier that both are used to add additional similar ideas to earlier stated statement.
In my opinion, if you need an extra statement to complete your view or thought; then, you use such transition words to add that statements as the  continuation of earlier one.
Use of ‘Besides’ transition word
In this context, I am going to explain besides as a transition word, not preposition “Beside”.
They are called conjunctive adverbs, as well as transition words.
Compare to “Besides”, “In addition” is used to add more ideas compare to “besides.”
‘Besides’ reflects on the earlier stated statement to add further ideas.
It implies except than earlier stated.
In short, it means that most of the idea has already been stated. And, this is the remaining part that I am going to present with “besides.”
For clearity, “besides” is used to add lesser than “in addition.” does.

Examples of besides transition word

Let’s take a look at the following examples of “Besides” as transition word with separated by period and not semicolon.

  • Our class has decided to work in water conservation activities in the watershed areas. Besides, we are going to educate the rural people about water harvesting techniques.
  • Nowadays, the ongoing degree of cyclones is the outcome of rising tempraure due to global warming. Besides, growth in mosquito borne diseases is another outcome.
  • The incidents of malnutrition are constantly rising in the drought prone areas; besides, loss of livestock is making people’s lives more vulnerable.

These examples are enough to understand the exact use of “besides” as a conjunctive adverbs.
“Besides and in addition”, are used for lesser emphasis; whereas, “moreover and furthermore” are used for greater emphasis.

Besides => In addition => Moreover => Furthermore

This is the correct sequence of degree of emphasis from lower to higher.

The correct use of Use of “In addition.”

In the use of both transition words, either semicolon or full stops is generally used to separate them from earlier idea.
This  is also used to add extra information but bit more than “besides.”
Unlike besides, ‘in addition’ is used for more emphasis on second part than earlier. For clearity, more to come than earlier stated.

Examples of in addition

  • Livestock sector in the agri economies is the great source of supplementary income. In addition, it offers nutrition and valuable compost.
  • Dowary system is responsible for the female infanticides in Indian society. In addition, dowary deaths, exploitation, and maternal mortality are also ascribed to this evil practice.

In both examples, we can easily notice that in addition is used to express more than earlier stated.

Use of moreover and furthermore transition words

Like earlier, these are also conjunctive adverbs, as well as transition words.
Here moreover is used to express additional attributes or benefits of earlier things or idea.
Whereas, furthermore is preferred to emphasis more than extra. In case of furthermore, degree is more.
Generally, both are used in the positive consequences. For better understanding, here are some useful examples:-

Examples of moreover and furthermore

For more insight, take a look at some useful examples.

  • I think this bike is too cheap; moreover, its mileage is more than others.
  • We have decided to give 30 percent off on the eve of Christmas; furthermore, customers will avail extra benefits in the form of points and coupons.

Considering the importance of transition words and phrases, these examples and clarification would prove too useful for writing and spoken expressions.
So far, in this blog, “Besides and in addition transition words”, I have clearly explained the meanings and use of all transition words of addition.
Out of four besides and moreover are used to express another information by reflecting earlier stated statement. Whereas in addition and furthermore are used for extra information with greater emphasis.

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