LINKERS IN ENGLISH
In spite of / Despite Link two contrasting ideas. Followed by a noun phrase Although / (Even) though Link two contrasting ideas. Followed by a sentence. However /Nevertheless / Still / Yet / Even so / On the contrary / In contrast. Introduce a new idea which marks a contrast with previously stated ideas. Used after a strong pause and separated from the sentence theyintroduce by a comma. On the one hand ... on the other hand. Links two contrasting ideas / paragraphs. In contrast to / Contrary to. Link two contrasting ideas. Followed by a noun phrase. Whereas.Link two contrasting ideas. Not separated by commas.
Reason and cause
Because / As / Since / Seeing that. Introduce a sentence. Subordinate sentences introduced by because always appear in finalposition. Because of / On account of / Owing to / Due to. Introduce a noun phrase.
In order to (to) / So as to. Introduce an infinitive of purpose. In order that / So that. Introduce asentence usually with COULD.
Consequently / As a consequence / As a result / Therefore. Used after a strong pause and separated from the sentences they introduce by a comma. As a consequenceof / As a result of. Followed by a noun phrase. So. Introduces a sentence. No commas.
Moreover / Furthermore / In addition / Besides / What's more. Used after a strong pause andseparated from the sentences. They are introduced by a comma. As well as / In addition to / Besides. Used to add one more piece of information. Followed by a noun phrase. Exemplification For example / Forinstance. Introduces an example referring to previously stated ideas. Such as Introduces an example referring to the last idea/word
A) CONECTORES QUE EXPRESAN CONTRASTE U OPOSICIÓN DE IDEAS
but /yet: tienen el mismo sentido, indican contraste y van seguidos tanto de un grupo nominal como de una oración.
‘The book is short but / yet interesting’
in spite of / despite: tienen el mismo...
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