Sequencing referring backwards or forwards

Time relationships may be signalled by various phrases and words, such as adjectives, adverbs and verbs or noun phrases. These can also be used to show the logical relationship between ideas or to connect what you are saying with something you said previously. Words and phrases include:_

* so far, earlier, previous(ly), before that, until now, already, formerly

* at present, presently, meanwhile, at this point

* first of all, to begin with, to start with

* secondly, then, next

* finally, eventually, afterwards, later, above all, last but not least

Example sentences:

Finally, conclusions are drawn..._

Above all, however, models of this type are not..._

We encounter first the problem of expressing the equations at the current or the relaxed configurations._

In the following I will assume that elastic strains are negligible._

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