3.8 Glossary - Connectors
Have a look at this glossary of different linking words. Are we missing any? If so you can add to the glossary.
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introduces an additional idea which is even more important or relevant than a previous one
Usage: Usually used in formal contexts.
owing to /ˈəʊɪŋtə/
describes the reason for something happening
Usage: Used in more formal and academic contexts.
introduces the result of something
Usage: Used in more formal contexts. In more informal contexts it is likely the synonym so would be used.
says that something is surprising or is an exception in relation to another thing
Usage: used in more informal (especially spoken) contexts.
introduces an idea that is surprising compared to another that has just been mentioned
Usage: More common in formal contexts. In less formal contexts (especially spoken ones) the synonym but is often used instead. While and whilst have exactly the same meanings.
says that something happened at the same time as another thing
Usage: Used in both formal and informal contexts. While and whilst have exactly the same meanings.