100 Linking Words Examples

Linking Words are words or phrases that show the relationship between paragraphs or sections of a text or speech.

Linking words provide greater cohesion by making it more explicit or signaling how ideas relate to one another.

These are some examples of linking words:

  • I will lend you my car whenever you need it.
  • Take an umbrella in case it rains.
  • My thoughts will be with you wherever you go.
  • The holiday is too expensive. Besides, I don’t really want to go.
  • Although it was cold, she went out in shorts.

There are many linking words as you are about to see

List of Linking Words to Improve your Writing

This is a list of linking words divided by category:

  1. Linking Words to Add
  2. Linking Words to Compare
  3. Linking words to prove
  4. Linking words to show sequence
  5. Linking words to give an example
  6. Linking words to summarize or conclude
  7. Linking words to show exception
  8. Linking words to show time
  9. Linking words to repeat
  10. Linking words to emphasize

Under each category, you will find examples that will help you use them in context.

#1 Linking Words to Add

These are connectors and linking words to add:

tooequally important 
  • Furthermore, thousands of people suffer detention in overcrowded prisons without charge or trial.
  • It is equally important to listen to what others think of what we do, so we can do it better.
  • Moreover, he is considered to be a founder of the professional national dramatic art
  • After nine months of pregnancy, the time has finally arrived

#2 Linking Words to Compare

These are linkings words to compare:

whereasby comparison
but where
yetcompared to
on the other handup against
howeverbalanced against
neverthelessin contrast
on the contraryalthough
meanwhileafter all
  • However, the tropical lowlands are where illegal coca growing and cocaine refining are concentrated.
  • Meanwhile, the population remains very concerned about the fate of those in prison.
  • On the contrary, those weapons endanger peace and stability. 
  • The region is relatively well off in comparison with the rest of the developing world. 
  • These figures are relatively low, compared to Africa or Southeast Asia.
  • On the other hand, most people tend to trust their experience
  • In contrast, nobody has dared to contest the truths they contain.

#3 Linking Words to Prove

These are linking words to prove something or state your reasons:

for the same reasonin fact
obviouslyin addition
evidentlyin any case
furthermorethat is 
  • Please enter a valid email address since you will be sent an email including a link to activate your account.
  • Evidently, previous rights are not taken into account.
  • Indeed, this is a historic moment you are presiding over
  • In fact, if left unchecked bacteria levels can double in number every 20 minutes. 

#4 Linking Words to Show Sequence

These connectors or linking words are used to show sequence:

thirdso forth
following thisnow 
at this pointafter
previouslybefore this
  1. Afterward, Ulises told us that he thought it was a miracle. 
  2. Consequently, health information is included in this definition.
  3. Concurrently, there was also an incursion by troops into their territory. 

#5 Linkers to Give an Example:

These are some examples of linking words to give an example

For exampleFor instance
In this caseIn another  case
On this occasionin this situation
take the case ofto demonstrate
to illustrateas an illustration
  • Take the case of domestic violence, for example.
  • To illustrate this concept, it is relevant to invoke the classification of crimes by order of conduct. 

#6 Linking Words To Summarize or Conclude:

These are some examples of linking words to summarize or conclude

as I have said therefore
hence accordingly
as I have shown thus
to conclude consequently
summing up on the whole
in brief in conclusion
  • Hence the crucial role of translation was emphasized.

#7 Linking Words To Show Exception

These are some linking words to show connection

Yet Despite
StillOf course
HoweverOnce in a while
In Spite of
  • Nevertheless, significant progress has already been made in a number of fields.
  • Despite repeated assurances that the product is safe, many people have stopped buying it.

#8 Linking Words To Show Time

These are some connectors to show time

soonafter a few hours
  • Formerly, this was possible only through a judicial procedure.

#9 Linking Words To Repeat:

in brief as I have said
as has been noted as I have noted
  • In brief, a modern city with a high quality of life.
  • As has been noted before, the passage of legislation is one thing and its application and enforcement are another.

#10 Linking Words To Emphasize

These are some connector to emphasize

ObviouslyIn fact
IndeedIn any case
UnquestionablyWithout a doubt
Without a reservation
  • Indeed, this is a historic moment you are presiding over.
  • In fact, most of the islands cannot rely on their domestic market.
  • This is unquestionably a very positive result and even better than expected

Linking Words Exercises

These are some linking words practices to help you master this topic:

Gap Fill ExerciseLinking Words Practice 001
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Gap Fill ExerciseLinking Words Practice 007
DropdownLinking Words Practice 008

More Information

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Check these pages and sites before you go:

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English