A linking word words as a conjunction to joint two or more words, phrases and clauses together.
Let’s know more about words used as linking words:
- I am glad that you have passed.
- He knows that you will come again.
- Who is the man that can do it?
- We eat that we may live.
Who, Which, What:
- I know the man who came here.
- This is the book which is now out of print.
- I do not know what they want.
How, Where, When, While:
- He wanted to know how I would go.
- He wanted to know where I would go.
- He wanted to know when I would go. .
- You should not run in the field while it rains.
Before, After :
- They had reached home before the rain started.
- We returned home after the sun had set.
- I shall start for school after eating my lunch.
- He will not go out to play before finishing the lesson.
- As he was ill, he did not attend school.
- He did not attend school because he was ill.
- Karim is very hardworking, whereas his brother is lazy.
In order to :
- In order to learn English you have to practise the four skills.
- Though he is poor, he is honest.
- He is poor but honest.
Both and :
- Rabindranath was both a poet and a dramatist.
- Both Rahim and Karim are industrious.
- He will go both to Dhaka and Savar.
- He will both read and write.
- Read or you will fail.
- If you read, you will learn
- Stay here if he does not come.
- I do not know whether he came.
Unless, until, till :
- Unless you work hard you cannot shine in life.
- Wait here until I return.
- They worked in the field till the sun set.
Either ……….. or :
- Either Rahim or Karim came.
- Either Rahim or his brothers have done it.
- He will either read or write
- I shall go either to Rajshahi or Dinajpur.
- He will either play or work.
Neither ……….. nor:
- Neither Rahim nor his father works here.
- I shall neither wait nor tell others to wait.
- He will neither write nor read.
- Neither he nor his friends are present now.
- Whoever you may be, I do not care for you.
- It is a week since I came here.
- A week has passed since I came here.
- Since you are ill, you cannot go there.
- Rahim is taller than Karim.
- Karim is not as tall as Rahim I or so tall as Rahim. .
Such …….. as
- Such a kind man as Mohsin is rarely found.
- You can stay here, provided (on condition that) You will not speak.
- Let him do whatever he likes.
As Soon as :
As soon as the teacher came, the students became quiet.
So……:…… that :
He is so weak that he cannot walk
God will bless us so long our purpose is honest.
But for your help, I would have failed.
As well as :
Rahim as well as Karim has come here.
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