Here is a list of the most common connectives and linking words:
Although it was a beautiful place, the tourist didn’t like it.
- as a result
The temperature is higher in the summer as a result of global warming.
- as long as
You can borrow my car as long as you take good care of it.
- as well as
This company produces laptops as well as mobile phones.
- at least
Mum, please! Let’s buy at least this teddy-bear!
I can’t swim now because I am ill.
- because of
Because of the bad weather we have decided to stay home tonight.
If you want this job you must speak both English and German.
I arrived late at the meeting despite leaving early from home.
- due to
I arrived late at the meeting due to a traffic jam.
I started studying people traditions during my stay in Japan.
- either …. or
You can buy either apples or bananas for breakfast.
- even though
Even though I like mediteranean food, I rarely eat it.
Jim phoned me yesterday. However, I was so busy that I couldn’t answer him.
- in addition
I can speak three languages. In addition, I have ten years of experience with children.
- in addition to
In addition to his house in London, he has a villa in Scotland.
- in case
I’ll let the sandwich in the kitchen in case you are hungry.
- in order to
I do exercises every day in order to be healthy.
- in other words
Your friend couldn’t speak the languages we asked for this job. In other words, he failed.
- in spite
In spite of the high temperatures during summer, Egypt is worth visiting.
- in the meantime
Mum is preparing dinner. In the meantime, let’s play a game!
We looked for many pets for our child, including Guinea pig.
- neither …. nor
My husband neither drinks nor smokes.
I had already read that book. Nevertheless, the film they made was very interesting.
- on one hand / on the other hand
On one hand we have to increase our salary, but on the other hand we need to invest more in our products.
- on the contrary
Our profit won’t increase this year, on the contrary it is going to be very low.
I hope he arrives soon, otherwise we’ll be late for the meeting.
I was out of the country last week, so I couldn’t go to the office.
- so that
We lock our house every night so that nobody can enter.
- such as
My brother has many hobbies, such as reading, cycling and so on.
First read the instructions, then you can use this machine.
I was unable to get funding for my project. Therefore I had to quit it.
Don’t call me at midnight unless there is a real problem!
When I arrived home, I lied on the sofa and I felt asleep.
This dress costs $20, whereas the other one is cheaper and looks better.
This is my new car, which I won in a contest last month.
While we were travelling, we visited many great buildings.