- However: We wanted to leave at 8:00. However, Mike arrived too late.
- On the other hand: She hates housecleaning. On the other hand, she doesn’t mind cooking.
- Instead: I am not going out tonight. Instead, I will stay home and watch a video.
- Although: Although the book is difficult to read, it is very interesting.
- Yet: He knows that he should do his homework, yet he never does it.
- Despite: Despite Kate’s skill at tennis, she lost the match.
- In contrast: Women usually enjoy shopping. In contrast, men often dislike it.
- Though: They will probably win, though no one else thinks so.
- Whereas: He loves foreign holidays, whereas his wife prefers to stay at home.
- Nevertheless: I need to wear reading glasses. Nevertheless, I hate how I look in them.
- So: Janet passed her exam, so she is very happy.
- Finally: Somewhere in the middle of the trip, she finally fell asleep.
- As a result: Tim was late. As a result, we could not go to the concert.
- Therefore: James is not feeling well. Therefore, he will not be here today.
- Thus: The committee voted against the proposal. Thus, we must consider another idea.
- Consequently: Tina lost her keys. Consequently, she could not drive home.
- Similarly: Houseplants require much care and attention. Similarly, outdoor plants must be cared for properly.
- As well: Wearing his hat and coat, he looked outside and decided he should take an umbrella, as well.
- As well as: The moon as well as the stars was shining down on them.
- Likewise: Math was hard for me in high school. Likewise, it is hard in college.
- Also: My friend speaks Korean and English. She also speaks Chinese.
- Besides: I’m too tired to go for a walk. Besides, it’s raining.
- Furthermore: He skillfully took charge of the event, and furthermore, he stayed late after it to clean up.
- In addition: You must complete this essay by 5 p.m. In addition, you must do the exercises on page 47.
- In fact: The bookstore sells cards. In fact, they have the best cards around.
- Indeed: The heatwave was forecast to end soon and, indeed, it was raining the very next day.
- Moreover: Cheating is dishonest. Moreover, it hinders students from learning.
Check your knowledge with the this exercise.