Linking words that express exception

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Linking words adds meaning to sentences by combining thoughts. They can be used to express a number of ideas.  The concepts expressed by Linking Words include ordinal qualities such as “firstly,” contrast, and much more.

Yet, today’s lesson covers Linking Words and phrases that express exceptions. These words are “yet”, “although”, “despite” and “nevertheless.” 

For example:

“I don’t like broccoli, nevertheless, I eat it every day.” 

In the above example, “nevertheless” demonstrates the contrast between the speaker’s distaste for Broccoli and the fact that he eats it daily. 

A few full sentences that include linking words that express exception

How do I include linking words of exception in full sentences? It’s possible to express the earlier example’s sentiment with any of this lesson’s Linking Words. Let’s look at a chart.

Examples of linking words that express exception

Tess reached work on time, although she forgot her purse at home. 

He managed to win the race, despite the injury he sustained recently.

Completing this project seems impossible, nevertheless; we have to try. 

Let’s practice 

Q1: Try making your own sentence. 

Q2: Did you ever go to work/school despite not getting enough sleep? How did it make you feel? 

Q3: Some people who have nothing, yet are happy. Why is that?

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