Useful List of 68 Time Order Words in English

Time Order Words or Phrases tell when events happen and in what order. Here are some useful time order words in English.

Time Order Words List

These are time-order transition words in English you should know…

BEFORE

  • Earlier
  • Formerly
  • In the past
  • Not long ago
  • Once
  • Preceding
  • Previously
  • Prior to
  • Up until that time
  • Yesterday

FIRST

  • At first
  • At the beginning
  • At the onset
  • Before
  • Commence
  • Embark
  • From this point
  • In the first place
  • Starting with
  • To begin

NEXT

  • After
  • After a few days
  • After a while
  • After that
  • As soon as
  • Consequently
  • Following
  • Henceforth
  • In time
  • In turn
  • Later
  • Momentarily
  • Not long after
  • Right after
  • Second
  • Third
  • Shortly
  • Since
  • Soon
  • Soon after
  • Then
  • Tomorrow
  • When
  • Presently

SOMETIMES

  • At times
  • From time to time
  • Gradually
  • Occasionally
  • Periodically
  • Rarely
  • Seldom
  • Some of the time

LAST

  • Afterward
  • At last
  • At the end
  • Eventually
  • Final
  • Finally
  • Hereafter
  • In conclusion (In Conclusion Synonym)
  • In the end
  • Last of all
  • Later on
  • Thereafter
  • To conclude
  • To finish
  • Until

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Time Order Words List

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