linking words (8th grade)
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L i N K i N G W O R D S
Whats a linking word?
Imagine that youre building a road, and in a certain point, you cant cross a river (for instance). In that case you would have to build a bridge that can allow you to make a connection between both sides of the road. Thats what you will do when writing an essay: you will need to make use of some words that allow some words to be linked to another. Thats what a linking word is, in a manner of speaking.
Linking words are words that join clauses into sentences.
Different types of Connectors
To Add To Show Time To Compare To Prove To Contrast To Repeat To Emphasize To Show Sequence To Give an Example To Summarize or Conclude
again what is
also in addition moreover
further furthermore too
Smoking cigarettes is usually the main cause of chronic bronchitis. In
addition, it can produce lung cancer and also emphysema.
To Show Time / Sequence
immediately suddenly thereafter
soon at this time finally
later, previously formerly
subsequently afterwards later on
I immediately did my homework when I arrived home. Then, I watched a
movie and subsequently I wrote an article about it.
To Prove / Giving a reason
because for since
owing to as
in fact obviously
I couldnt go to the school yesterday, because I had a terrible headache.
Due to the fact that oil prices have risen, the inflation rate has gone up by
Giving a Result
accordingly as a
Many jobs have been created in the last months. Hence, the unemployment
rate should decrease.
whereas on one hand on the other
meanwhile in contrast while
Allowing abortion in Chile has been widely discussed. One one hand, some
people think that abortion should still be prohibited because it is considered
as a murder. On the other hand, some people believe that women should be
allowed to decide conciously what they want.
To Contrast Ideas
nevertheless in spite of despite
even though unlike
Chile is the richest country in Latin America. However, it is the most unequal
in terms of wealth distribution.
definitely firmly obviously
in fact indeed absolutely
clearly certainly certainly
Person A: I firmly believe that we need free and public education in Chile. In
fact, everybody should have the chance to receive good education.
Person B: I definitely agree with you.
To Give an Example
in this case
to illustrate such as like
There are many topics that should be discussed in our country such as
political reforms, wealth distribution, renewable energy sources, and so on.
To Summarize or Conclude:
in brief on the whole summing up
to conclude in
all in all
clearly finally certainly
I got a great mark in the essay that I wrote for the English class and I also had
fun with my friends. In brief, it was an outstanding day.