Linking words show the logical relationship between sentences or parts of a sentence.
|CLARIFICATION||that is to say / specifically / in other words /to put it another way / I mean||He needs to concentrate more on his schoolwork. Specifically, he has to pay more attention in the classroom.|
|CAUSE / REASON||as / because / because of / since /on the grounds that / seeing that / due to / in view of / owing to / for / now that / so||The company has decided to take on more staff now that sales are increasing.|
|MANNER||as / (in)the way / how / the way in which / (in) the same way (as)/as if / as though||The manager explained how the organisation could increase productivity.|
|CONDITION||if / incase / assuming (that) / on condition (that) , provided (that) / providing (that) / unless / in the event of / as-so long as /granted-granting (that) whether / whether…or (alternative condition) /only if / even if / otherwise / or (else) / in case of||Please notify us in the event that / in case you are unable to attend the meeting.|
|CONSEQUENCE OF A CONDITION||consequently / then / under those circumstances / if so / if not / so / therefore / in that case /otherwise / thus||I may take a long lunch break tomorrow, if so, I can go to the hairdresser’s then.|
|PURPOSE||so that / so as (not) to /in order (not) to / in order that / for fear (that) / in case||I took plenty of magazines with me in case I got bored during the flight.|
|EFFECT / RESULT||such-so….that / consequently / for this reason / as a consequence / thus / therefore / so||The room at The Ritz was double-booked and , as a consequence, we were moved to another hotel.|
|COMPARISION||as….as / than / half as…as / nothing like / the ….the / twice as….as /less…than||You look nothing like your sister.|
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