Linking words english pdf

Linking words english pdf


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INTRODUCTION

first / firstly / first of all
first and foremost
most of all / above all
to start with / to begin with
in/at the beginning, …
at first sight / at first glance

 CONCLUSION

all in all / in short / in brief / in a word
eventually
Lastly / Finally / Last but not least
in conclusion / to conclude
to sum up

 LIST

to start with / to begin with / for a start / first
first
at the beginning
then
next
firstly
secondly
afterwards
finally
to sum up
when
while
during
for + durée
whenever
before +v.ing
after that
after +v.ing
since
untill/till
as long as
as soon as
hardly
meanwhile
in the meantime
already
not yet
once

 THE CAUSE

because of
owing to
due to
since
on account of
out of (politeness)
thanks to…
that is why / therefore
because
on account of
that’s why / this is the reason why
given that …

 THE GOAL

in order to
in order not to
so as to
so as not to
so (that)
to / in order to / so as to
to this end

CONSEQUENCE

consequently / accordingly
as a consequence
to the point that
as a result,…
so much so that / to such a point that
that is why / therefore
so / thus
hence (the idea)
thereby
therefore
so that
so much that

 ADD AN IDEA

Furthermore
Moreover
In addition
besides / anyway
Also
Too / similarly
On the contrary
Unlike
Whereas
On the one hand
On the other hand
By the way
In fact / actually / as a matter of fact
in other words
that is to say
Then
next
secondly
What’s more
on top of all that
as well, too, also
similarly, in the same way
Indeed
of course/naturally
obviously
for example, for instance
such as

 OPPOSITION/CHANGING IDEAS

otherwise
instead of
nevertheless
notwithstanding
else
whereas
on the contrary,…
yet
conversely
however
by contrast

 THE CERTITUDE

in any case
anyway

 CONTINUITY

in the same way
as a matter of fact
hence
i.e
in other words
on the one hand … on
the other hand
that is to say

 HYPOTHESIS

If…
…whether or not…
in case
suppose / supposing
unless
or else / otherwise
provided / providing that
on condition that
even if / even though
except if, unless
otherwise

 CONCESSION / OPPOSITION

although / though
on the other hand
conversely
whereas / while
unlike …
all the same
while
despite / for all
for all that
In spite of
No matter what (how)
Yet / still
However
Nonetheless / nevertheless
for all I know
all the same
after all, …
instead of…
anyway
even though
in spite of / despite
as far as
as long as
still,…

 COMPARISON

as though
as if
in comparison
compared to…
as well as

 CONDITION

provided
unless
as long as
otherwise
then

 DUALITY

both…and
either…or
neither…nor

 OTHER WORDS

as a matter of fact
at any rate
in which case
rather, …
… among others
for fear that
almost, nearly
quite, rather
instead of
at least
no matter what… / whatever…

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