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Linking words

Linking words are used to link ideas when writing. They enable the writing to flow from one idea to the next in a logical and cohesive way. There are three main types of linking words:

  • conjunctions
  • sentence connectors
  • subordinators.


Conjunctions are the most common form of linking word. They are used to join two parts of a sentence together are generally in the middle of a sentence. There are seven co-ordinating conjuctions. These are:

  • and
  • but
  • so
  • or
  • for
  • nor
  • yet.


Example of using a linking word in the middle of a sentence.


Sentence connectors



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