miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2011

Linking words and phrases.







Linking words and phrases




Although some of these words have already been mentioned as sentence connectors, they can also be used to develop coherence within a paragraph, that is linking one idea / argument to another. Print off this page to keep as a reference of useful linking words and phrases.



Sequence Result Emphasis
• First / firstly, second / secondly, third / thirdly etc
• Next, last, finally
• In addition, moreover
• Further / furthermore
• Another
• Also
• In conclusion
• To summarise • So
• As a result
• As a consequence (of)
• Therefore
• Thus
• Consequently
• Hence
• Due to • Undoubtedly
• Indeed
• Obviously
• Generally
• Admittedly
• In fact
• Particularly / in particular
• Especially
• Clearly
• Importantly




Addition Reason Example
• And
• In addition / additionally / an additional
• Furthermore
• Also
• Too
• As well as • For
• Because
• Since
• As
• Because of • For example
• For instance
• That is (ie)
• Such as
• Including
• Namely




Contrast Comparison
• However
• Nevertheless
• Nonetheless
• Still
• Although / even though
• Though
• But
• Yet
• Despite / in spite of
• In contrast (to) / in comparison
• While
• Whereas
• On the other hand
• Similarly
• Likewise
• Also
• Like
• Just as
• Just like
• Similar to
• Same as
• Compare
• compare(d) to / with
• Not only...but also
• On the contrary

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