Conjunctions, connecting words and fillers in English sentences

1. Sentences with conjunctions and connecting words

Conjunction Sentence
although Although he's very famous he is still nice.
and I like tea and coffee.
as As I came she was leaving.
As you couldn't see the film, we'll tell you something about it.
because She goes to the tennis club because she likes to play tennis.
but He reads magazines, but he doesn't like to read books.
either I'm sorry, Peter is ill and I can't come either.
We can either go to the cinema or to the café.
even She likes swimming, even in winter.
even if Don't drink any alcohol even if you drive carefully.
even though This book is very popular even though I don't like it.
how Do you know how to ride a snowboard?
however However we've lost the match.
They worked hard for the test, however, they failed.
if If they were older, they could go to the party.
in case Take your mobile with you in case you miss the bus.
in spite of He looks very fit in spite of his age.
neither They didn't go to the party, and neither did I.
Neither drinks nor food are allowed in this room.
or Do you like tea or coffee?
otherwise Look at the map, please. Otherwise you'll get lost.
since Since he's lost his money, he couldn't go to the restaurant.
unless Her baby cannot fall asleep unless she stays in the room.
what I don't know what to say.
when When you're in London, write an e-mail to me.
whether I'm going home whether you like it or not.

2. Fillers

When we speak continuously, we use gap fillers. These words or short phrases are said when we search for words. Here are some examples:

  • you know
  • it's like
  • that thing
  • ok
  • right
  • actually
  • basically
  • so
  • well
  • I mean

Sometimes people make ›sounds‹ to keep a conversation going on. Try to avoid these ›sounds‹ as they are a sign of weakness.

  • ahh
  • er
  • um