LINKING WORDS


Linking words or phrases help you to build a logical argument in your assignment by linking one statement to another. An assignment without linking words reads like a series of unrelated statements with no flow.
Linking words can be used to
  • link the flow of ideas in your writing
  • guide your reader towards the next stage of your argument
  • link paragraphs together.


Adding and
Contrasting
Expressing cause / reason
*and
as well as
besides
Moreover,
Furthermore,
What is more,
In addition,
not only .... but also
another point is that
relative clauses
who where
that ,which
whose to whom
when what
why
*but
However,
Although
despite
In spite of
Nevertheless,
On the contrary,
on the one hand
on the other hand,
whereas
while
but while
In contrast,
Neither...nor
because
as
since
This is why
because of
Due to
Owing to
For this reason,
Expressing effect / result
*so
so....that
such a...that
Therefore
Thus
Consequently,
As a result,
too...for/to
not enough...for/to
Narration
Expressing purpose
First (of all)
At first
At the beginning
In the beginning
then
next
Before
After
After that
afterwards
When
While
during
Soon
prior to
immediately
Once
Suddenly
As soon as
on
No sooner....than
Hardly...when
Finally
Eventually
At the end
In the end
At last
To begin with,
until
to
so as to
in order that
so that
for (Non-specific)
Expressing opinion
I would say that
In my opinion,
I think (that)
I believe (that)
Personally
Apparently,

Giving examples
Summing up / concluding
Emphasis
for example,
for instance,
For one thing,
this includes
such as e.g.. (for example)
i.e. (that is)
All in all
overall
generally
In conclusion,
on the whole
in the main
To sum up,
especially
particularly
Naturally,
exactly because
above all
Whatever
Whenever
too / enough
The more ....
* Avoid starting a sentence with these words.
The linking words beginning with a capital letter often start a sentence, For those without, position in a sentence is optional.





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