Linking Words for Showing Relationships
but: However, she wanted to come but couldn’t.
not…but: He is not a doctor but a teacher.
although: Although it rained, we still had a great picnic.
while: She loves skiing, while her brother prefers snowboarding.
whereas: She enjoys cooking, whereas he prefers eating out.
despite: Despite the rain, they went for a walk.
even if: Even if it rains, the event will still take place.
even though: Even though it was late, he stayed to finish the work.
in contrast: In contrast to the others, she chose the vegetarian option.
however: He was tired; however, he didn’t stop working.
on the other hand: Some people enjoy spicy food, while on the other hand, some find it too hot.
(and) yet: She’s very busy, and yet she always finds time to help others.
at the same time: He’s ambitious, but at the same time, he’s quite humble.
both…and: He’s both intelligent and hardworking.
and: She likes both pizza and pasta.
not only…but also: He’s not only a great singer but also an excellent dancer.
too: She’s coming to the party too.
in addition to: In addition to his job, he volunteers at a local shelter.
further: We need to conduct further research on this topic.
furthermore: Furthermore, we have to consider the budget.
also: I’m going to the store, and I’ll also pick up some groceries.
not to mention the fact that: He’s a talented musician, not to mention the fact that he’s a great painter.
besides: Besides studying, he enjoys playing the guitar.
either: You can either have tea or coffee.
neither…nor: Neither the book nor the movie was interesting.
nor: I neither agree nor disagree with their decision.
even so: It was raining; even so, they went hiking.
but: She studied hard, but she didn’t pass the exam.
still (and): He’s tired, but he still wants to finish the project.
however: However busy she is, she always finds time for her family.
yet: It’s a challenging task, yet he’s determined to complete it.