Linking words (Verbindungswörter)

Hi, @JoergP!
As promised, I’ve found some material that I hope will help you better understand ‘Linking Words.’ I thought it would be best to share my findings with everyone in case similar questions came up. Other tutors may have something to add as well :slight_smile:

                      Linking Words (Verbindungswörter) 


:star2: You can use linking words to compare things or to give more information to a previous sentence.

Let’s use them here to make comparisons:

  1. She is not vegetarian. I am vegetarian.
    :arrow_right:She eats meat BUT I only eat vegetables.

  2. He has long hair. She has short hair.
    :arrow_right:ALTHOUGH he has long hair and she has short hair, they are friends.

Here we can use the remaining linking words to give more information to a previous sentence:

  1. Jacob likes to bike. I like to cook. Jacob and I both like to paint.
    :arrow_right:Jacob likes to bike and I like to cook. HOWEVER, we both like to paint.

  2. Tiffany doesn’t know how to ride a bike. Henry doesn’t own a bike. They want to go to the city.
    :arrow_right:Tiffany doesn’t know how to ride a bike and Henry doesn’t own a bike. SO, they take the tram to the city instead.

  3. James cancels plans with Max. James has a headache.
    :arrow_right:James cancels plans with Max, BECAUSE he has a headache.

Here is another Live Lesson exercise we can go over next time using the words ‘but, however, although’ to make comparisons. :blush:
Do you have an idea how to compare the images? You can refer to the examples in the previous exercise.


I hope this helps! Feel free to ask any further questions you may have!

For extra practice I’ve found online worksheets where you can fill in the blanks. It also comes with explanations in case you need them.

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Very nice detailed explanation, @JoAnn, thank you!

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