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Linking Words in English With Examples

Linking Words

What are the Linking words?

Linking words helps you connect ideas and sentences when speaking or writing in English. We can use linking words to give examples, add information, summarize, sequence information, give a cause or effect, or compare ideas.

Linking words help link sentences to other sentences and paragraphs to other paragraphs. These linking words help to:
  • Increase cohesion in your writing by connecting your ideas.
  • Add clarity to your writing so you say exactly what you want to say.
  • Make your writing sound more professional.

Here are linking words with examples:

Linking words ( Sequence )

1. Also

  • Times of great change are also times of uncertainty.

2. An additional...

  • The filming imposed an additional strain on her.

3. Another

  • One beats the bush, and another catches the birds.

4. First, firstly, second, third, thirdly

  • First, it is wrong that the victims should have no remedy.

5. Further / furthermore

  • There is room for further improvement in English.

6. In addition, moreover

  • The company provides cheap Internet access. In addition, it makes shareware freely available.

7. In conclusion, to summarise

  • In conclusion, walking is a cheap, safe, enjoyable and readily available form of exercise.

8. Next

  • The council tax replaces the poll tax next April.

9. Last

  • Habit is a cable: we weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it.

10. To summarise

  • To summarize, there are three main categories

11. Finally

  • They demurred politely, but finally agreed to stay.

Linking words ( Result )

1. As a consequence (of)

  • As a consequence, fertility has been highly volatile.

2. As a result

  • As a result, he went bankrupt soon.

3. Consequently

  • Flexible workers find themselves in great demand, and consequently earn high salaries

4. Due to

  • Jobs could be lost in the defence industry due to political changes sweeping Europe.

5. Hence

  • It is very late; hence you must go to bed.

6. So

  • It was still painful so I went to see a specialist.

7. Therefore

  • He was injured and therefore unable to play.

8. Thus

  • Burke knocked out Byrne, thus becoming champion.

Linking words ( Emphasis )

1. Admittedly

  • Admittedly, the salary was not wonderful, but the duties were light

2. Especially

  • He despised them all, especially Sylvester

3. Generally

  • Generally, I prefer painting with watercolours.

4. In fact

  • People talk as if he was a monster, in fact he was a very kind guy.

5. Indeed

  • It was not expected to last long, and indeed it took less than three weeks.

6. Obviously

  • Obviously, television has both advantages and disadvantages.

7. Particularly / in particular

  • Keep your office space looking good, particularly your desk.

8. Undoubtedly

  • Undoubtedly, public interest in folk music has declined.

Linking words ( Addition )

1. Addition

  • The company provides cheap Internet access. In addition, it makes shareware freely available.

2. Also

  • I feel exhausted, but also triumphant.

3. And

  • Hedges have eyes, and walls have ears.

4. As well as

  • A teacher should entertain as well as teach.

5. Furthermore

  • This species has a quiet charm and, furthermore, is an easy garden plant.

6. In addition / additionally / an additional

  • In addition to endure, we have no choice.

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7. Too

  • If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too

Linking words ( Reason )

1. As 

  • As a man sows, so he shall reap.

2. Because

  • We did it because we felt it our duty.

3. Because of

  • They moved here because of the baby.

4. For

  • I'd better buy something for the new baby.

5. Since

  • I've felt better since I've been here.

Linking words ( Example )

1. For example

  • You can use any two colors — for example, red and yellow.

2. For instance

  • In the electronics industry, for instance, 5000 jobs are being lost.

3. Including

  • The price is £25.50, including postage and packing.

4. Namely

  • To me there is only one kind of rock, namely, loud rock.

5. Such as

  • Some students enter other professions such as arts administration.

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6. That is (ie)

  • He is wise that is honest.

Linking words ( Contrast )

1. Although / even though

  • Although the sun was shining it wasn't that warm

2. But

  • Eat to live, but not live to eat.

3. Despite / in spite of

  • He remains a great leader despite age and infirmity.

4. However

  • You won't move that stone, however strong you are.

5. In contrast (to) / in comparison

  • This bag is big in contrast with that one.

6. Nevertheless

  • Their team hadn’t lost a game the entire season. Nevertheless, we beat them by a huge margin last night.

7. Nonetheless

  • There are serious problems in our country. Nonetheless, we feel this is a good time to return.

8. On the contrary

  • The crime problem has not disappeared. On the contrary, it seems to be becoming worse again.

9. On the other hand

  • I want to go to the party, but on the other hand I ought to be studying.

10. Still

  • I'm afraid he's crazy. Still, he's harmless

11. Though

  • They're coming next week, though I don't know which day.

12. Whereas

  • You treat the matter lightly, whereas I myself was never more serious.

13. While

  • Nothing much changed while he was away

14. Yet

  • He's overweight and bald,  yet somehow, he's attractive.

Linking words ( Comparison )

1. Also

  • I'm cold, and I'm also hungry and tired.

2. Compare

  • If you compare house prices in the two areas, it's quite amazing how different they are.

3. Compare(d) to / with

  • Standards in health care have improved enormously compared to 40 years ago.

4. Just as

  • The new laws will be just as oppressive as those they replace.

5. Just like

  • Life is a natural cycle, just like the changing seasons.

6. Like

  • Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. 

7. Likewise

  • Just water these plants twice a week, and likewise the ones in the bedroom.

8. Not only...but also

  • He not only studies hard but also works well.

9. Same as

  • My new job is much the same as the old one.

10. Similar to

  • The Ukrainians speak a Slavonic language similar to Russian.

11. Similarly

  • He was late and I similarly was delayed.



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