Linking Clauses

Mapa linking clauses

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Linking Clauses by Mind Map: Linking Clauses

1. For + Noun / -Ing form: a knife is used for cutting

2. As: As it is your birthday, I’ll lend you my best clothes.

3. The subordinate clauses are those formed by a main clause, a subordinate conjunction and a dependent clause

3.1. Examples:

3.1.1. a) (Reason) We can express the cause through the following links:


5. Because or Because of:

6. Because + Clause: We moved to another city because my father got a new job. Because of + Noun: We moved to another city because of my father’s new job.

7. As or Since:

8. b) (Purpose) With this type of sentences we express the purpose, why someone does something.

8.1. Examples:

8.1.1. To + Infinitive: I went to the university to talk to one of my teachers.

9. 4In order to

10. I went to the university in order to talk to one of my so as to teachers. (more formal)

11. c) (Result) We can express the consequence through the following links:

11.1. So: She was ill so she couldn’t take the exam.

12. Therefore

13. I failed my English test. Therefore, I took itagain in September

14. So + Adjective or Adverb + That: The ticket for the concert was so expensive (that) we couldn’t buy it.

15. d) (Time)The most usual links that introduce this type of sentences are the following:

15.1. Example

15.1.1. While: While I was watching TV, the telephone rang.

16. As soon as: I’ll phone you as soon as I know the answer.

17. Until: We were waiting until she arrived

18. e) (Of contrast)

18.1. Example

18.1.1. Although / Even though / Though: Although he didn’t have money, he bought the most expensive car.

19. In spite of: In spite of not having money, he bought the most expensive car.

20. Despite: Despite the rain, we went out for a walk.

21. While y whereas: He is lively and easygoing whereas his sister is rather shy