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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #126010: Linking words
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    Linking words

    It's useless to insist on the importance of Linking Words. They connect ideas and establish logical connections between the different parts of a sentence or even between several different sentences. Thus, they enable us both to complexify sentences and make them clearer. 







     According to  : as stated by
     Actually/ in fact   : as an actual or existing fact; really
     All the same  : anyway; notwithstanding ; nevertheless          
     Anyway : in any case; anyhow; regardless
     As a result/ consequently    : consequently
     As a rule/ generally speaking               : generally; usually
     As for  : with respect to; about; concerning
     As regards  : concerning; about
     At least  : at any rate; in any case
     Besides  : moreover; furthermore
     By the way : incidentally
     First(ly), second(ly)  : to begin with
     For : with the object or purpose of
     However : nevertheless; yet
     In a way : to some extent; somewhat
     In my opinion  : what I think
     In other words : expressing the same idea but differently



                  At least 2 metres...                                           Actually.


    A FEW EXAMPLES:            

    - Tim says that Sally's his sister, but actually, she's even his twin-sister. 

    - I'll phone or I'll text him... Anyway, be sure I'll contact him quickly. 

    - I know Tim couldn't do that... As for his friends, you should really ask them.

    - I have at least three more hours to work on this article.

    -"Of course, Jenny has a job... By the way, she's just been promoted."  

    - He tried and tried again. However, he couldn't get the task done. 

    - She's stuck in bed with a fever... In other words, you have to find another babysitter. 





    The Linking Words given in this lesson (and in the following one - Part 2) are the most common ones.

    There are many other ones  that you'll be able to study, little by little, if you ever need them or, simply feel like using them : test.

    Now, go for the test, which shouldn't bother you!  




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    1. He had said he could swim; he was afraid when he had to get into the water.

    2. You think we needn’t hurry, but we’re already late as it is.

    3. We expected them last night, but they arrived early this morning.

    4. Paul has cheered and shouted during the whole match , he’s completely hoarse today.

    5. The three kids could get into the van, the other two, they waited with the remaining adults.

    6. 'I’m too tired to go for a walk now and , look, it’s raining cats and dogs.'

    7. 'I have worked two weeks on this report.I’m sure it’ll be more than satisfactory.'

    8. 'Tim said he hadn’t taken my cell, but you’ve found it in his pocket , he’s told a lie.'

    9. 'Kevin is undoubtedly the best player of the whole club, what his trainers and teammates say.'

    10. Dennis deserved to win the game, but , you can’t deny he has tried to cheat.



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