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"Link words"s a misleading concept. We should talk about "links". Links create a relationship between 2 or more ideas in a speech and can be conveyed by words, expressions or implicitly.

The following is a breakdown of links as volunteered by one of our colleagues. Numbered are 10 types of link, words that fall under that category and possible symbols to represent that link.

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1. effect   ->  cause    
cos
because, the main reason for this, what is causing this, what’s behind this?
 
2. cause   ->  effect    
so
hence, this means that, the result of this is, the consequence of this is, so that
 
3. so we can conclude, therefore, this would suggest that,    
because, the main reason for this, what is causing this, what’s behind this?
 
4. purpose, objective    
to
(in order) to, in such a way as to, so that, with the aim of, the purpose being to,
 
5. following limit, contradiction    
but
however, nonetheless, on the other hand, in spite of this
 
6. preceding limit, contradiction    
tho
although, despite (the fact that), even though
 
7. condition and consequence    
if
if .....then... (or inversion of same), had I known, were this to happen
 
8. question    
wot, wen, y, wer, who, ?
question mark at beginning NB a rhetorical question is just 1.
COS
plus a question mark
 
9. in addition    
+
also, in addition, and, not only, on top of that there is,
 
10. NO LINK    
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