100 Linking words

In English, Linking words are words or phrases usually used in speech and writing for connecting ideas, sentences and paragraph in order to maintain the flow of thought.  Let’s see the list of top 100 linking words in English:

  1. With reference to
  2. Taking about/of
  3. Regarding
  4. As far as ….is concerned
  5. As for
  6. On the one hand (formal)
  7. While
  8. Whereas
  9. However
  10. Nevertheless
  11. Mind you
  12. Still
  13. Yet
  14. In spite of this
  15. Similarly
  16. In the similar way
  17. Just as
  18. It is true
  19. Certainly
  20. Of course
  21. Granted
  22. If
  23. Even so
  24. But
  25. All the same
  26. On the contrary
  27. Quite the opposite
  28. Anyway
  29. At least
  30. In any case
  31. At any rate
  32. By the way
  33. Incidentally
  34. All right
  35. Now
  36. To return to the previous point (formal)
  37. As I was saying (informal)
  38. First
  39. lastly
  40. finally
  41. To begin with
  42. To start with
  43. In the first place
  44. For one thing (informal)
  45. For another thing (informal)
  46. Moreover (very formal)
  47. Furthermore (formal)
  48. In addition
  49. As well as that
  50. On the top of that (informal)
  51. Another thing is (informal)
  52. What is more
  53. Besides
  54. On the whole
  55. In general
  56. In all/most/many/some cases
  57. Broadly speaking
  58. By and large
  59. To a great extent
  60. To some extent
  61. Apart from
  62. Except for
  63. for instance
  64. In particular
  65. Therefore (formal)
  66. As a result (formal)
  67. Consequently (formal)
  68. So
  69. Then
  70. I mean
  71. Actually
  72. That is to say
  73. In other words
  74. In my opinion (formal)
  75. Apparently
  76. So to speak
  77. More or less
  78. Sort of (informal)
  79. Kind of (informal)
  80. Well
  81. Really
  82. At least
  83. I am afraid
  84. I suppose
  85. Or rather
  86. Let’s see
  87. You know
  88. I don’t know
  89. Honestly
  90. Frankly
  91. No doubt
  92. After all
  93. In fact
  94. As a matter of fact
  95. To tell the truth
  96. In fine
  97. In short
  98. Briefly
  99. To sum up
  100. In conclusion

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