Effective Professional Writing: Linking Words
By David Rose
As some of you will already know, I published a two-part series earlier this year outlining the key principles of ‘Effective Professional Writing’ with a series of practical guidelines and immediately applicable tools
If you haven’t read them yet, then I suggest you go first to part one.
Since then, I’ve received quite a number of requests for a ready-to-use ‘map’ or ‘menu’ of one of the key ingredients for writing clearly and concisely in Professional English – linking words.
Frankly, these requests came as no surprise… linking words are, after all, a 3-dimensional puzzle.
A 3-D puzzle, you ask? Yes – using them effectively means being fully aware of three specific aspects: use, level of formality and grammar.
What exactly do we use each one for – e.g. what’s the basic difference in meaning between ‘however’, ‘consequently’, ‘additionally’ and ‘although’? Continue reading