LINKING WORDS : LINKING WORDS although but so because Why do we use linking words? : Why do we use linking words? Linking words are extremely important in English. They help to connect ideas and sentences, so that writing and speaking is fluent and clear. Using linking words and phrases helps the reader to follow your ideas. I got an A on my English test I studied . . because because : because We use because to show a reason.
Because can be used at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence.
I was late because I missed my bus.
Because I was late, I couldn’t find a seat. so : so We use so express a result.
She was late for school so she was running.
The bed was uncomfortable so he slept on the couch. but and although : but and although We use but and although to show a contrast.
Although can go at the beginning or in the middle of the sentence.
She tried to stop the car but she had been going too fast and hit a wall.
Although she hit the brakes, the car hit a wall.
She was watching TV although her roomate was sleeping. Linking Words:because, so, although or but : Linking Words:because, so, although or but I was hungry ___________ I ate a sandwich.
He's tired __________ he went to bed late.
We missed the bus ________ we walked home.
__________ it was cold, we went swimming.
It's a sad film __________ I like it.
I left the party __________ it was boring.
I'm asking you __________ I want your opinion.
We went to the party __________ we weren’t invited.
I ate the meat __________ I didn’t eat the salad. I don’t like vegetables. Although because because because but but so so although