Linking words

January 30, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in Connectors, Linking words | Leave a comment

Linking words, connectors & discourse markerslinking-words

Linking words, discourse markers and connectors may not be exactly the same in grammatical terms, for some are conjunctions  while others are adverbs or even prepositions.  Yet, they have something in common: they all are transition words or phrases that help us organise our oral speech or written texts. They bind the sentences and the ideas logically, making the text clearer to the listener or reader.

A text without them may seem illogical or uncohesive. However, we should not overuse them, either. Otherwise, the text will seem to pretentious. As you can see, in this first lines, we can already find quite a few.

Can you identify some in this chart below?

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Take a look at the following guide:  linking_words_guide

Then, try these exercises here. thinking

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

 

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