Position in the text. Some linking words normally form a link between clauses WITHIN a sentence. It is bad style to start a sentence with these words: and but so because then until such as Another type of linking device is used to form a link BETWEEN sentences. These words usually followed by a comma: Furthermore, Moreover, However, Nevertheless, Therefore, In conclusion,
The function of linking words. Linking devices are neither nouns, nor verbs. They provide a text with cohesion and illustrate how the parts of the text relate to each other. Here are some of the functions which linking words provide. Adding extra information to the main point contrasting ideas expressing cause and effect showing exactly when something happened, expressing purpose (why?) and opinion listing examples making conclusions and giving emphasis.
Write the sentence again, using the word in brackets. The meaning must stay exactly the same1. She is a very good English speaker. You would think it was her native language.___________________________________________________________________ (so)2. There were so many people in the room that we couldn't move.___________________________________________________________________ (such)3. We missed the film because there was such a lot of traffic.___________________________________________________________________ (so)4. I can't wear this coat in winter, It's not warm enough.___________________________________________________________________ (too)5. When he speaks English, I can't understand what he says.___________________________________________________________________ (enough)6. We lost the match although we we the better team.___________________________________________________________________ (despite)