“Although it was cold, she went out in shorts.” “In spite of the cold, she went out in shorts.” Despite and in spite of are used in the same way as due to and owing to. If you want to follow them with a noun and a verb, you must use the fact that.
“Despite the fact that the company was doing badly, they took on extra employees.” Nevertheless and nonetheless mean in spite of that or anyway.
“Because of bad weather, the football match was postponed.” Because can be used at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence.
For example, “Because it was raining, the match was postponed.” “We believe in incentive schemes, because we want our employees to be more productive.” Since / as Since and as mean because.
Linking words help you to connect ideas and sentences when you speak or write English.
We can use linking words to give examples, add information, summarise, sequence information, give a reason or result, or to contrast ideas.
“They were concerned too.” “I, too, was concerned.” Apart from and besides are often used to mean as well as, or in addition to.
“Apart from Rover, we are the largest sports car manufacturer.” “Besides Rover, we are the largest sports car manufacturer.” Moreover and furthermore add extra information to the point you are making.
As well as can be used at the beginning or the middle of a sentence.
“As well as the costs, we are concerned by the competition.” “We are interested in costs as well as the competition.” Too goes either at the end of the sentence, or after the subject and means as well.