Linkers with grammar notes -3
Linking words show the logical relationship between sentences or parts of a sentence.
|TIME||when / whenever / as / while / now (that) / before / until / till / after / since||As a freelance writer she can choose to work whenever she wants.|
|PLACE||where / whereever||She makes friends wherever she goes.|
|EXCEPTION||but (for) /except (for) / apart from||We have sent invitations to everyone apart from the Fords.|
|RELATIVE||who / whom / whose / which / what / that||Let me introduce you to the man whose ideas have revolutionised the workplace.|
|CHRONOLOGICAL||BEGINNING: initially / first…/at first / to start – begin with / first of all /
CONTINUING: secondly …/ after this-that / second…. / afterwards / then / next / before this
CONCLUDING: finally / at last / in the end / eventually / lastly / last but not least
|First of all, we need to decide what the problem is.
Then, we need to consider all possible solutions.
Finally, we must decide on the best alternative.
|REFERENCE||considering / concerning / regarding / with respect – regard-reference to / in respect / regard -reference to this /to the fact that|| Considering the length of time he took to write the report , it is not up to standard.
With the reference to what we agreed last week, I would like to remind you that the deadline has been brought forward to 1 June.
|SUMMARISING||in conclusion /in summary / to sum up / as I have said /as (it) was previously stated / on the whole / in all / all in all / altogether / in short / briefly / to put it briefly||To sum up, the film was a complete waste of time.|
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