Saturday, October 17, 2009

LINKING WORDS AND PHRASES

A 'necessary evil' for successful cohesive writing!

This is a list for intermediate level students.


TO ADD INFORMATION, WE USE:


Ø and

e.g. I like going to the cinema and going to the theatre.


Ø too, as well (usually at the end of a sentence)

e.g. I like going to the cinema. I like going to the theatre, too.


Ø furthermore, moreover, in addition (to that), additionally

(usually at the beginning of a sentence)

e.g. I like going to the cinema. Moreover, I like going to the theatre.



TO EXPRESS CONTRAST, WE USE:

Ø but

e.g. I like going to the cinema, but I don’t like going to the theatre.


Ø however, nevertheless (usually at the beginning of a sentence)

e.g. I like going to the cinema. However, I don’t like going to the theatre.


Ø although, even though, even if + clause

(it comes before or after the main clause)

e.g. Although I don’t like going to the cinema, I like going to the theatre.

I like going to the theatre, although I don’t like going to the cinema.


Advanced students who wish to see more example sentences with linking words and explanations of their use can visit the following pages:


A comprehensive list in PDF format

Examples on 'English at home' website

Language point page for a BBC series


Now find the answers to this quiz!

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