English Linking Devices



Linking devices

Linking devices are made to clear the thoughts behind speech and writing and to make a connection between previous and present sentences.

Listing

Firstly, secondly, lastly, finally, to begin with, in the first place, in the second place

Adding

Moreover, furthermore, in addition, what is more, besides

Connecting

As far as….. is/are concerned, as for, regarding, as regards

Give an example

For example, for instance

Result

As result, therefore, so

Arguing against

However, even so, nevertheless, nonetheless

Disagreeing

On the contrary

Explaining

In other words, that is to say

Persuading

After all, no doubt

Comparing

While, whereas, on the other hand

Contrasting

However, in spite of this, nevertheless

Similarity

In the same way, similarly

 

 






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