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Short presentation about useful connectors and another kind of linking words that can be used for writing an essay

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  • without linking words no way to write. Please i was seeking for a presentation that contains almost all linking I couldn't find
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Linking words

  1. 1. Linking words
  2. 2. Imagine that you’re building a road and, in a certain point, you can’t 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. That’s 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. That’s what a linking word is, in a manner of speaking. What’s a linking word?
  3. 3. LIST OF SENTENCE CONNNECTORS LOGICAL/SEQUENTI AL ORDER ORDER OF IMPORTANCE CONTRAST RESULT COMPARISON REASON Firstly, secondly, thirdly, among other Most / more importantly However As a result Similarily The cause of Next, last, finally Most significantly On the other hand As a consequence Likewise The reason for In addition Above all On the contrary Therefore Also Furthermore Primarily By (in) comparison Thus Also It is essential / essentially In contrast Consequently At present / presently Hence
  4. 4. Sentence connectors are used to link ideas from one sentence to the next and to give paragraphs coherence. Sentence connectors perform different functions and are placed at the beginning of a sentence. They are used to introduce, order, contrast, sequence ideas, theory, data etc. What’s a sentence connector?
  5. 5.  Subordinators are linking words that are used to join clauses together. They are used at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence. A clause is a group of words that must contain a subject and predicate. There are two types of clauses:  independent clauses - these can stand alone as a sentence by themselves  dependent clauses - these make no sense by themselves. What are subordinators?
  6. 6.  Even though the train was late (dependent clause), I got to the exam on time (independent clause)  I got to the exam on time (independent clause), even though the train was late (dependent clause) EXAMPLES OF SUBORDINATORS
  7. 7. COMMON SUBORDINATORS COMPARISON AND CONTRAST CAUSE/EFFECT TIME POSSIBILITY PLACE AND MANNER Although Since After if Wherever Though So that When as if Where Even though Because Until whether How While Whenever unless Whereas Before
  8. 8. Although some of these words have already been mentioned as sentence connectors, they can also be used to develop coherence within a paragraph, that is linking one idea/ argument to another. Linking words and phrases
  9. 9. Sequence Result Emphasis Addition Reason Example Contrast Comparison First / firstly, second / secondly, third / thirdly, among other So Undoubtedly And For For example However Similarly Next, last, finally As a result Indeed In addition / additionally / an additional Because For instance Nevertheless Likewise In addition, moreover As a consequence (of) Obviously Furthermore Since That is (ie) Nonetheless Also Further / furthermore Therefore Generally Also As Such as Still Like Another Thus Admittedly Too Because of Including Although / even though Just as Also Consequently In fact As well as Namely Though Just like In conclusion Hence Particularly / in particular But Similar to
  10. 10. COMMON LINKING WORDS AND PHRASES (CONTINUED) To summarise Due to Especially Yet Same as Clearly Despite / in spite of Compare compare(d) to / with Importantly In contrast (to) / in comparison Not only...but also While Whereas On the other hand On the contrary