3.8 Glossary - Connectors


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although

although /ɔːlˈðəʊ/

contrasts two things or ideas, especially when we say that the second thing that happened was surprising in relation to the first thing

  • Although he studied very hard, he did not get very good grades in his exams.

Usage: Used in both formal and informal contexts, but more common in written contexts than spoken ones.


anyway²

anyway² /ˈeniweɪ/

  • emphasises that something that happens is surprising in comparison to another thing

The public transport system here is expensive but many people use it anyway.

Usage: Used in more informal and spoken contexts.


anyway³

anyway³ /ˈeniweɪ/

indicates a return to the main point of a topic

  • Anyway, my point is that traffic will not improve without building more roads.

Usage: Used in more informal and spoken contexts.


anyway¹

anyway¹ /ˈeniweɪ/

introduces an opposite point

  • Some people are against the idea but anyway there are far more people who support it.

Usage: Used in more informal and spoken contexts.


as a result

as a result /əzərəˈzʌlt/

introduces the effect of something

  • More schools are starting to encourage children to eat healthily. As a result, fewer children are eating junk food.

Usage: Used in more formal (especially written) contexts.


as²

as² /əz/

because

  • We were making this journey as we'd read about it in a guide book.

Usage: Used in both formal and informal contexts.


as¹

as¹ /əz/

describes two things happening at the same time

  • As the number of females in higher education rose steadily, there was a sharp drop in the number of males.

Usage: Used in both formal and informal contexts.