Connectors

List of Connectors

 

1. Linking words for essays, reports, papers

 

LISTING

 

firstly, secondly …

to begin / start with …, to conclude with

in the first place, in the second place

next , then , finally, last(ly)

to conclude …

last but not least …

to summarise , to sum up

 

ADDING

 

also, too, then

furthermore …

moreover …

in addition to that …

above all ……

what is more …

additionally

 

COMPARING

 

equally, likewise, similarly, in the same / a different way

compared to / with, in comparison with

as … as , both … and …

you can´t compare it with …

 

CONCLUDING

 

all in all…  /  in conclusion …

to sum up …

I draw the conclusion / arrive at the conclusion that …

I conclude …

consequently ..

 

EXEMPLIFYING

 

for example (e.g.), for instance

that is (i.e.)

that is to say

… such as …

namely …

 

RESULT

 

consequently

hence

therefore

thus

as a result

because of that …-

that´s why …

 

REFORMULATING

 

 to put it another way

in other words

 

ALTERNATIVE

 

on the one hand… , on the other hand …

 

CONTRASTING

 

on the contrary

in contrast to that

but , yet, however

nevertheless …

whereas …, while …

neither …. nor …

on the one hand …, on the other hand …

 

CONCESSION

besides, however, still, though,

in spite of that, despite that

admittedly

if , unless

 

 

2. Giving one´s own opinion

 

In my view; To my mind, In my opinion, As I see it,

I think that , I believe that , I have come to the conclusion that,

I would not say that …, Therefore I cannot agree with …,

I am doubtful whether / certain that …

According to the text …

It seems to me that …

Another argument is that …

As far as I am concerned, ….

One reason is that …

I would say that …

As we have seen, …

As we know from …., …

For all these reasons I would support the view that …

As a result …

In short …

With regard to …

It is for this reason that I think …

I am convinced that …

I feel that …

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