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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B

basically

basically /ˈbeɪsɪkli/

indicates you are going to summarise the main point(s)

  • Basically, there are a lot of problems we need to think about.

Usage: Used in more informal (especially spoken) contexts.


besides

besides /bɪˈsaɪdz/

introduces an extra comment regarding something you have been talking about

  • The exam will be easy so don't worry. Besides, you've done a lot of preparation for it.

Usage: Used in more informal (especially spoken) contexts.


besides this

besides this /bɪˈsaɪdzðɪs/

adds an extra point or idea

  • Many people do not have sufficient time to do exercise. Besides this, there are often a lack of sports facilities in many areas.

Usage: Used in more formal contexts.