Frequently Used Linking Words and Phrases: Reasons and Results

Using linking words and phrases to provide the result of what has been stated or has occurred.

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Linking Words and Phrases

  • As a result
  • As a consequence
  • Therefore
  • Thus
  • Consequently
  • Hence
  • For this reason
  • Due to


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  • His wife left him. As a result, he became very depressed.
  • She has lived in France, and as a consequence she speaks French fluently.
  • We do not have enough money. Therefore we cannot afford to buy the new car.
  • We do not own the building. Thus, it would be impossible for us to make any major changes to it.
  • There has been a great deal of rain and consequently the reservoirs are full.
  • The customer was displeased with her meal, hence the chef prepared a replacement.
  • For this reason, they are not a good choice for exterior use.
  • Due to a broken wing, this bird can’t fly.

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4 years ago

You are using and as a consequence/and consequently! Is it overstating to use and as a consequence? Also, therefore is followed by a comma, but you don’t use it! Pl clarify!

Marc Summerfield
Marc Summerfield
1 year ago

How do I contact 7ESL to get permission to use two of its graphics? Thanks. Marc Please reply via email. Marc

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