Linking Words in English
We use connectives and transition words or phrases to connect ideas/sentences, or move smoothly from one idea/sentence to another in our writing. This is a list of common English connectives and transition words or phrases with examples to consider when writing a paragraph or an essay. Be sure you study these words and the examples given for further understanding.
|She didn’t go to school because she was sick.|
Because of being sick, she didn’t go to school.
As an effect
As a result
As a consequence
|She was so sick. So, she didn’t go to school.|
She was very tired. Therefore, she didn’t do the dishes.
So as to
In order to
|I study hard so as to be an engineer.|
I study hard so that I can be an engineer.
Can be defined as
Is defined as
|Psychology can be defined as the study of human mind.|
|Technology is making our lives easier. For example, robots can do some of our housework now.|
|There are many ways in which you can be a good citizen. Firstly, you should respect other people. Secondly, you should do some voluntary work. Thirdly, stay in school. Finally, find a decent job.|
That is to say
In other words
To put it simply
To put it differently
|I don’t think this is the right job for you. In other words, I want you to leave.|
In spite of However
|They’re rich. However, they’re unhappy.|
They’re rich, but they’re unhappy.
In addition to
What is more
As well as
|Along with being a mother and house keeper, she is a business woman|
|Agadir has so many touristic destinations. Similarly, Marrakech has so many beautiful touristic places.|
On the contrary
On the other side
|People from Agadir are very serious. In contrast, people from Marrakech are very funny|