List of Connectors

 

1. Linking words for essays, reports, papers

listing

firstly, secondly ...

to begin / start with ..., to conclude with

in the first place, in the second place

next , then , finally, last(ly)

to conclude ...

last but not least ...

to summarise , to sum up

adding

also, too, then

furthermore ...

moreover ...

in addition to that ...

above all ......

what is more ...

additionally

comparing

equally, likewise, similarly, in the same / a different way

compared to / with, in comparison with

as ... as , both ... and ...

you canīt compare it with ...

concluding

all in all...  /  in conclusion ...

to sum up ...

I draw the conclusion / arrive at the conclusion that ...

I conclude ...

consequently ..

exemplifying

for example (e.g.), for instance

that is (i.e.)

that is to say

... such as ...

namely ...

result

consequently

hence

therefore

thus

as a result

because of that ...-

thatīs why ...

reformulating

 to put it another way

in other words

alternative

on the one hand... , on the other hand ...

contrasting

on the contrary

in contrast to that

but , yet, however

nevertheless ...

whereas ..., while ...

neither .... nor ...

on the one hand ..., on the other hand ...

concession

besides, however, still, though,

in spite of that, despite that

admittedly

if , unless

2. Giving oneīs own opinion

In my view; To my mind, In my opinion, As I see it,

I think that , I believe that , I have come to the conclusion that,

I would not say that ..., Therefore I cannot agree with ...,

I am doubtful whether / certain that ...

According to the text ...

It seems to me that ...

Another argument is that ...

As far as I am concerned, ....

One reason is that ...

I would say that ...

As we have seen, ...

As we know from ...., ...

For all these reasons I would support the view that ...

As a result ...

In short ...

With regard to ...

It is for this reason that I think ...

I am convinced that ...

I feel that ...