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If it is placed at the beginning we need to use a comma after the clause.
Linking words and phrases are used to connect sentences and paragraphs signalling logical relationships between ideas in the text.
By using these signalling devices, the effectiveness of the text is increased.
Thus, they help to build up coherent relationships within the text.
This structured list of commonly used English transition words — approximately 200, can be considered as quasi complete.
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We have prepared some flashcards containing linking words you can use in academic writing.
Below is a handy list of words that are both useful and appropriate to academic language.
Describing similarities Likewise Correspondingly Equally Not only…
but also In the same way Similarly Showing cause and effect Consequently As a result Thus Hence (never ‘hence why’) Since (try to avoid ‘as’ when showing cause and effect) Because Therefore Accordingly This suggests that It follows that For this reason Comparing and contrasting Alternatively However Conversely On the other hand Instead Yet On the contrary Showing limitation or contradiction Despite/in spite of While (not whilst!