There are many different types of connectors depending on the meaning they convey. There are connectors that are used to add ideas (addition markers), others show contrast between ideas (contrast markers) and some others show one idea is the logical consequence of a previously mentioned idea (consecutive markers). This is a basic classification. Below you will find examples many other connectors, their meaning and uses.
- Adding a point
as well as, in addition to, not only … but also
- Developing a point
besides, furthermore, in addition, indeed, moreover, what’s more, on top of that, to make matters worse, in fact, as a matter of fact.
- Explaining a point
to put it another way
However, nevertheless, all the same, although, while, even though, despite the faact that,none the less, on the contrary, on the one hand, on the other hand, as opposed to, whereas, in contrast
- Explaining reasons
As a result, accordingly, thus, hence, consequently, for that reason, in turn, owing to
- Making generalizations
broadly speaking, generally speaking, on the whole, by and large, to a large/ some/ certain extent.
For a start, first of all,in the first place, for one thing, to start with
- Giving new information
incidentally, by the way,
even so, all the same, anyway, at any reate, having said that, even so, all the same, at least
- Giving a personal opinion
To be (perfectly) honest, to tell you the truth