Link your sentences:

Linking words are used to link ideas when writing. They enable the writing to flow from one idea to the next in a logical and cohesive way. There are three main types of linking words:

 Conjunctions: They are the most common form of linking words. They are used to join two parts of a sentence together and are generally used in the middle of a sentence.

Amy's dad is taking us on Saturday morning, and he's offering us home again on Sunday.

  Sentence connectors: They are used to link ideas from one sentence to the next and to give paragraphs coherence. Sentence connectors perform different functions and are placed at the beginning of a sentence.

Greenpeace works to preserve the environment. Besides, it is a non-profit organisation.

 Subordinators: They are linking words that are used to join clauses together. They are used at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence.

Although international organisations work hard, they can't solve all problems.

International organisations can't solve all problems although they work hard.

Lnking words
When to use them
and, also, as well as, moreover, furthermore, in addition, additionally, next, secondly, thirdly…
To add information or idea or emphasize a statement
similarly, likewise, in the same way, equally…
To make comparisons
whereas, in contrast, while, conversely…
To show contrast
although, however, yet, but, despite, in spite of…
To make concession
for this reason, for this purpose, because, since, due to, because of…
To provide reasons
as a result, therefore, consequently, as a consequence, hence, thus, so…
To explain results
for example, for instance, in other words, such as…
To give examples
As has been noted, finally, in brief, in short, to summarize, in conclusion, in other words…
To draw conclusions
love.43.gif Further references:



Previous Post Next Post