|There are many features of texts which help the reader understand how the information in the text is organised. Those words we use to organize the text logically are called linking words.|
Now study some of the examples to become more familiar with linking words.
Adding a point
As well as the obvious dangers, there was the weather to be considered .
In addition to the obvious dangers, there was the weather to be considered.
Not only were there the obvious dangers , but there was also the weather to be considered .
The identity of the attacker is known to the police. However/nevertheless/an the same no name has been released.The identity of the attacker is known to the police. No name has , however/all the same, been released.
(Al)though/while/even though/despite the fact that the identity of the attacker is known to the police, no name has been released.The identity of the attacker is known to the police. A name has nevertheless/none the less/still not been released.
Giving a reason
The government does not intend to cause any further provocation .As a result/'accordingly'/thus/hence/'consequently'/for that reason , all troops have been withdrawn.
Broadly speaking, generally speaking, on the whole, by and large, to a large/some/a certain extent , this has been an encouraging year for the company.
That's absolute rubbish! For a start/first of all/in the first place/for one thing, it was Rod who said that, not me. And secondly ...
Giving a result
"The company are expanding. Therefore / So / Consequently / As a result, they are taking on extra staff."
So is more informal.
We normally use these words at the beginning of the sentence to give a summary of what we have said or written.