Linking Adverbs and Transition Words

Linking adverbs connect independent clauses, including sentences. They could also be called conjunctive adverbs.

Linking Adverbs and Transition Words


Meaning / Synonym: with respect totherefore

Example Sentences:

  • My son failed the exam;accordingly, he is so upset.
  • Accordingly the more people are happy, the more they connect to life.



Meaning / Synonym: too, additionally, besides

Example Sentences:

  • She speaks French and also speaks English.
  • This question is also difficult.



Meaning / Synonym: as well, in addition

Example Sentences:

  • What do you like besides the apple?
  • My father is nice to everyone besides me.

Linking Adverbs, Meanings and Example Sentences


Meaning / Synonym: as a result, last, hereby

Example Sentences:

  • I was very tired and consequently couldn’t join them.
  • My mother worked hard to compete and consequently she was first in the competition.



Meaning / Synonym: backwards, inversely, backward

Example Sentences:

  • We thought the weather would be nice; conversely It snowed yesterday.
  • Mark loves to eat meat but conversely i love to eat ice cream.



Meaning / Synonym: at last, eventually. It introduces a final point.

Example Sentences:

  • The bus finally arrived.
  • The news finally reached my father this afternoon.



Meaning / Synonym: It means “also”, “additionally”, “besides”.

Example Sentences:

  • He is very clever, furthermore, his father is very rich.
  • I like play football. Furthermore, I like play voleyball.



Meaning / Synonym: therefore, hereby, on account of this

Example Sentences:

  • A good job was offered me, hence I accepted it.
  • There was a problem in the university, hence I went home late.



Meaning / Synonym: but, yet, nevertheless, on the other hand

Example Sentences:

  • Mary is very hungry. However, she don’t any food.
  • However Samuel works a lot, he hasn’t any money.



Meaning / Synonym: really, truly, actually, real, genuinely

Example Sentences:

  • Her daughter is indeed a clever girl.
  • A stable, changeless state, ’twere cause indeed to weep.



Meaning / Synonym: in place ofin lieuin lieu of

Example Sentences:

  • My sister should study her lessons instead of watching TV.
  • Mary went there instead of her mother.



Meaning / Synonym: It means “in the same way”, “in the same manner”.

Example Sentences:

  • I think apples are good. Likewise, i think oranges are good.
  • I worked hard and did it and Mark did likewise.

Linking Adverbs, Meanings and Example Sentences


Meaning / Synonym: It means “by the way”, “meantime”, “recently“.

Example Sentences:

  • Meanwhile, another problem arose with the nuclear power plant.
  • Meanwhile, your job application has been declined.



Meaning / Synonym:  It means “as well” or “in addition”.

Example Sentences:

  • What do you like moreover the apple?
  • My father is nice to everyone moreover me.



Meaning / Synonym:  It means still, nonethelessthoughyeteven so.

Example Sentences:

  • It is a bit late; nevertheless, I’d quite like to go out.
  • These sentences are very nice. Nevertheless, these are a few for me.



Meaning / Synonym: adjacent to, adjoining something else

Example Sentences:

  • The theatre is next to the cinema.
  • The gardenis next to the my home.


Meaning / Synonym: stillnevertheless, thoughyet

Example Sentences:

  • The scholar dedicated himself to his extended search. Nonetheless, he used to ignore his family and friends.
  • Nonetheless Sansa works a lot, she hasn’t any money.



Meaning / Synonym: else, other thanapart fromforth

Example Sentences:

  • He has to win this contest. Otherwise he will be very upset.
  • Hurry up, otherwise you’ll be late for exam.



Meaning / Synonym: It means “likewise”, “in like manner”. We can use it to make comparison.

Example Sentences:

  • Similarly, our basketball team is not so good.
  • My girlfriend was late to the meeting and I similarly was delayed.



Meaning / Synonym: It means till now, yet.

Example Sentences:

  • Besides, it’s still early for me.
  • I still haven’t a dog. 🙁



Meaning / Synonym: later, afterafterwards, next

Example Sentences:

  • Alex was subsequently fired that work.
  • We emigrated to Canada, subsequently started looking for jobs here.



Meaning / Synonym: later, afterafterwards, next

Example Sentences:

  • Then he decided to become a doctor.
  • Then he waited for the train to arrive.



Meaning / Synonym: hence, hereby, on account of this

Example Sentences:

  • I think, therefore I am.
  • There’s not enough money in the company. Therefore he won’t be able to pay the salaries.



Meaning / Synonym: so, in this way, thence

Example Sentences:

  • I was so hungry thus i went to the restarant.
  • All their experiments failed, thus they disbanded the team.

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