Useful Linking Words for Writing Essays in English

Linking Words ! This page provides a list of useful linking words for writing essays in English for ESL learners.

Linking Words

Linking words or transition words are words phrases used to connect one idea to the next. Learn linking words list in English.

ADDITION

  • In addition
  • And
  • Similarly
  • Likewise
  • As well as
  • Besides
  • Another
  • Furthermore
  • Also
  • Moreover
  • And then
  • Too
  • Not only … but also
  • Even
  • Besides this
  • In the same way

CONTRAST

  • However
  • On the other hand
  • Despite
  • In spite of
  • Though
  • Although
  • But
  • On the contrary
  • Otherwise
  • Yet
  • Instead of
  • Rather
  • Whereas
  • Nonetheless
  • Even though
  • In contrast
  • Alternatively

SEQUENCE

  • Firstly
  • Initially
  • In the first stage
  • One reason
  • To begin with
  • Secondly
  • Another reason
  • Another advantage
  • Then
  • Earlier
  • Later
  • After this
  • At this point
  • Following this
  • A further reason
  • In the final stage
  • The final reason

CONSEQUENCE

  • As a result
  • Thus
  • So
  • Therefore
  • Consequently
  • It follows that
  • Thereby
  • Eventually
  • Then
  • In that case
  • Admittedly

CERTAINLY

  • Obviously
  • Certainly
  • Plainly
  • Of course
  • Undoubtedly

REASON

  • Since
  • As
  • So
  • Because
  • Due to
  • Owing to
  • The reason why
  • In other words
  • Leads to
  • To
  • Cause of
  • In order to
  • Causes

CONDITION

  • If
  • Unless
  • Whether
  • Provided that
  • Depending on

SUMMARY

  • In conclusion
  • In summary
  • Lastly
  • Finally
  • To sum up
  • To conclude
  • To recapitulate
  • In short

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This article helps me a lot to my vocabulary in writing my essay
Thank you

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It is really helpful. Thanks for sharing.