: Linking Words: while - despite - furthermore - as well as Revision
: good point - I bet - Present Perfect Notes: Despite
and though/even though
- introduce contrasting points. Despite
begins a sentence and can be followed by a noun phrase
- Despite the traffic pollution we enjoyed our stay in the city.
- Despite studying hard she failed the exam.
usually begin a sentence and can be followed by a clause
and a comma,
- Though he'd only worked at the company for two years he was promoted to department manager.
- Even though she didn't have a job, she gave some money to the beggar.
and as well as
- to add a point. Furthermore
, is quite formal, usually begins a sentence and often means: Here is another point to consider
, while as well as
essentially means too
- The company has not been investing enough in new technology. Furthermore, break-times are too short and the canteen food is of poor quality.
- The new managing director has increased the technology budge and staff break time. Furthermore, she's got much better food put on the canteen menu.
- He likes classical music as well as rock. You've been late every morning.
- As well as taking a longer lunch hour than you should you leave work too early.
- something that disturbs concentration or takes attention onto something else. (I) bet
- (informal) to say you are sure about something, i.e.
- I bet he'll be late, he always is.
- Twelve hours a day! I bet she wishes she hadn't taken the job.
- (slang) children research
- organized study in order to establish facts, i.e.
to pay attention
- He's undertaking research into damage to coral reefs.
- She heads the research team studying Mars.
- to focus concentration on something, i.e.
- Could everybody please pay attention to the instructions for the meeting tomorrow.