7.1 Glossary - Key language concepts

Understanding words used to describe language and grammar will help you to improve your understanding of English more rapidly. This is a glossary of the most important terms used on this course.

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linking word

Linking words, also known as connectors, help to link ideas expressed in clauses or sentences together.

Example linking words although, however, even so, as a result, therefore, as long as etc.

Adding a linker to the improves the cohesion by connecting the ideas expressed in the sentences more explicitly:

  • We do not have much money. My wife still wants to buy a car.
  • Despite not having much money, my wife still wants to buy a car.