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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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