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Linkers and Connectors

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Linkers and Connectors

 

 

What’s more, / Moreover*, / Besides,   = Además

In spite of + noun / Despite + …ing     = A pesar de

Although / Even though                         = Aunque

However, / Nevertheless,                       = Sin embargo

As / Since                                                  = Ya que / Dado que

So  / Thus*                                                = Así que

Actually,                                                    = De hecho

Whereas*                                            = Mientras (de contraste, no tiempo)

Because of / Due to + noun                  = Por / Debido a

Above all,                                                 = Sobre todo

To sum up                                                = En resumen

 

 

* Generally used in written English only.

 

 

Use one of the linkers/connectors above:

 

  1. _____________ the weather, we had a really good time on holiday.
  2. _____________, there were a few things we didn’t like.
  3. _____________ it was a 4-star hotel, it wasn’t very clean.
  4. _____________, the 2-star hotel next door looked cleaner.
  5. But ____________ we had booked it beforehand, we couldn’t do anything.
  6.  _____________ I decided not to complain and enjoy myself.
  7. _____________ my brother spent the whole time complaining.
  8. _____________, holidays are always nice, because they’re a change of scene!
  9. _____________ when you are always working!

 

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Answers!

 

  1. In spite of / Despite / Because of / Due to  the weather, we had a really good time on holiday.
  2. However / Nevertheless,  there were a few things we didn’t like.
  3. Although / Even though  it was a 4-star hotel, it wasn’t very clean.
  4.  Actually,  the 2-star hotel next door looked cleaner.
  5. But  since / as  we had booked it beforehand, we couldn’t do anything.
  6. So (Thus)   I decided not to complain and enjoy myself.
  7. Whereas   my brother spent the whole time complaining.
  8. To sum up,  holidays are always nice, because they’re a change of scene.
  9. Above all,  when you are always working!

 

 

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