Useful Expressions

USEFUL LINKING EXPRESSIONS (1)
Adding more reasons / examples
• in addition (to) …
• furthermore, …
• as well as …
• also …
• not only … but also
• both … and …
• besides …
Explaining causes
• caused by
• due to
• because of
• a result of
Explaining effects
• leads to
• results in
• causes
Sequencing ideas
• firstly / first of all, …
• secondly, …
• thirdly, …
• then …
• another point / reason / example is …
• lastly / finally, ….
• overall, …

USEFUL LINKING EXPRESSIONS (2)
Giving more exact information
• in (actual) fact …
• actually …
• as a matter of fact…
• to be more exact …
• to be more precise …
Giving reasons
• due to (the fact that) …
• because of …
• because …
• as a result of …
• … that’s why …
Introducing a contrast
• However, …
• Nevertheless, …
• On the one hand …. but on the other hand …
• Although …
• Despite …
• But, …
Natural fillers
• I suppose …
• I guess …
• Let me think …
• Let me see …
• Um, well …
• Er, I’m not sure …
• … like, you know …
• … I don’t know …

USEFUL LINKING EXPRESSIONS (3)
Giving opinions
• In my opinion, …
• From my point of view, …
• In my experience, …
• As I see it, …
• Personally, I think …
• I believe / feel that …
• For me personally, …
• As far as I’m concerned, …
Adding more detail
• In (actual) fact, …
• Actually, …
• More to the point, …
• Indeed, …
• To be more precise / exact, …