Formal Connectors for B2

When writing a semi formal or formal essay, report or article use these connectors…

Moreover – additional supporting evidence.

example

Studies show a an increase in social isolation as well as impaired interpersonal skills. Moreover, an American study published evidence supporting previous studies…

In addition to/additionally – supporting evidence.

example  

In addition to the survey’s findings it was also discovered that…

Therefore – consequence.

example  

Evidence gathered from our Student Survey suggests that current technology within the classroom is inadequate. I therefore recommend that….

Likewise – additional information.

example  

The study indicated a drop in intelligence. Likewise, exam results were also negatively affected.

Similarly – additional information.

example  

The study indicated a drop in intelligence. Likewise, exam results were also negatively affected.

However – contrasting evidence.

example  

The results of the survey were analysed and provided a clear indication of the negative impact of technology on the young. However, family background and upbringing were equally important.

Although – contrasting evidence.

example  

The results of the survey were analysed and provided a clear indication of the negative impact of technology on the young, although family background and upbringing were equally important.

Whereas – contrasting evidence.

example  

Whereas the results of the survey were analysed and provided a clear indication of the negative impact of technology on the young, it should be noted that they were not 100% reliable.

Despite/In spite of – contrasting evidence.

example  

Despite the results of the survey providing a clear indication of the negative impact of technology on the young, family background and upbringing were found to be equally important.

In fact – statement of fact opinion.

example  

The results of the survey were analysed and provided a clear indication of the negative impact of technology on the young, in fact there could be no doubt about the results. 

Indeed – reinforcement of fact.

example

 The results of the survey were analysed and provided a clear indication of the negative impact of technology on the young, indeed there could be no doubt about the results. 

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