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Student question about linkers

Question: What’s the difference between ‘however’ and ‘therefore’ and how do I use them in a sentence?

Answer:

HOWEVER is a contrasting linker

THEREFORE introduces a result or a consequence

For example:

Studying for the IELTS exam is very hard work. However, I am determined to get a good result!

I have been studying very hard for the IELTS exam. Therefore, I am sure I will get a good result.

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For more practice with linkers go to this free IELTS writing module:

http://www.ipassielts.com/ielts_training/free_practice/writing/module/free_writing_module_4_gender_pay_gap

By Jenny Bedwell on 2011 09 27

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