Words and Phrases to use Instead of “And”
Hi dear English learners! Are you writing an essay? Or an email? You must admit, it can be pretty hard to express your thoughts in writing sometimes but guess what. Here are some linkers to help you do that. If you are acquainted with a variety of linking words and phrases to connect your ideas, the readers will be able to follow your train of thoughts easily. These words are usually conjunctions (and, but, although,…), adverbs (also, otherwise,… ), prepositions (since…), and all kinds of phrases we use to connect ideas. You can use them at the beginning of a paragraph, in the middle or at the end of a sentence. Today, we will be learning what other words and phrases to use instead of the conjunction “and”.
- In addition
- Moreover / furthermore/ what’s more
- As well / as well as
- Along with
- Not to mention
Also is an adverb meaning in addition to something you’ve already mentioned.
- Peter speaks English. He also speaks French.
- Although writing was her passion, she also enjoyed painting.
Not only… but also
- To accomplish great things, we have to not only dream but also act.
- Mary was not only a mother to Tara but also a friend.
Use in addition to add more information to something you’ve already mentioned.
- In addition to the financial cost, smoking can also cause lung cancer.
- More than a million people are unemployed, in addition to half a million young people who left the country in the past decade.
We can use including to say that someone or something is a part of a group.
- The car price, including taxes, is $20,000.
- All governments should support investments in tangible and intangible assets, including cultural heritage.
Moreover / furthermore/ what’s more
These are formal words, mostly used in writing. Use them at the beginning of a sentence to add an important, relevant or interesting fact.
- The price of a holiday suits me. Moreover, it’s less than I expected.
- I don’t believe that Clair is interested in going on a picnic with us. Furthermore, I think she’s got some other arrangements.
- The children’s performance was absolutely delightful! What’s more, they prepared it all by themselves.
Use besides to add a piece of information.
- You can’t go out because you haven’t done your homework. Besides, it’s late anyway.
- I don’t want to go to that restaurant for dinner; besides, it’s too expensive.
As well / as well as
Use as well at the end of the sentence to add extra information about something.
- The two women you met yesterday are my colleagues. They are sisters, as well.
- If you have a problem, you don’t have to talk to your mother only. I’m here, as well.
Use as well as to connect two words or phrases. Unlike as well, it can be used at the beginning of the sentence.
- The magazine is a great reading for girls, as well as boys.
- As well as being a famous singer, dancer and actress, Jennifer Lopez is also a great mum.
Always use too at the end of a sentence, where it means as well, in addition.
- David Walliams is a famous British children’s writer. He is a comedian, too.
- Be careful when taking this medicine because it is very strong. It is addictive, too.
The phrase along with means in addition to something.
- Could you please give us the description of the car along with the driver?
- 10 people on board were killed, along with 5 people on the ground.
Not to mention
Use the phrase not to mention when you want to emphasize a thing on the list.
- Your daughter is intelligent and pretty, not to mention a kind and polite girl.
- He speaks German and Chinese fluently, not to mention Spanish, which is his native language.
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