He was too late to catch the bus.
Although the room is big, it is quiet airless.
E.g.: no, neither…nor…, either, I’m afraid not, well, um, let me think,...but..., however, despite, in spite of…
It depends on the area. And then whether there is a garden.
E.g.: and, also, too, as well as, first, second, besides, additionally, in addition, apart from, furthermore, not only… but also…
RE-PHRASE & EXAMPLE
What I mean is that it would take more time.
E.g.: in other words, that is to say, that means, you see, for example, for instance…
After that, there will be a party.
E.g.: currently, earlier, eventually, finally, as soon as, since then, prior to, at the same time, meanwhile, immediately, later, previously, simultaneously...
COMPARISION & CONTRAST
Compared to the first one, the second is more useful.
E.g.: by comparison, in common with, on the other hand, by/in contrast,
on the contrary, while, whereas…
If I were you, I would not buy it.
E.g.: on condition that, provided/providing (that), as long as, whoever, however, whatever, whenever, under any circumstances…
REASON, PURPOSE & RESULT
Smoking can lead to lung cancer.
E.g.: because, so, due to, owing to, caused by, give rise to, bring about, stem from, arise out of, with the intention of, as a result, thus, therefore, consequently, accordingly
1. It will take days by car, so let’s fly instead.
2. We’ve no coffee. Would you like tea instead?
- Instead of = Rather than
E.g.: We sometimes eat rice instead of potatoes