Useful List of 68 Time Order Words in English

A time-order word or phrase tells when events happen and in what order. Here are some useful time order words in English.

Time Order Words List

You can include these time-order transition words in your narrative or explanatory writing to show the order in which things happen.

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 the end
  • Last of all
  • Later on
  • Thereafter
  • To conclude
  • To finish
  • Until

Time Order Transition Words | Image

Time Order Words List

Add Comment