Study some linkers that have different meanings:
1) Linkers of result:
so, therefore, as a result, hence, consequently, for this reason, thus, such/so … that
It was cold outside, so he wore a jumper and a scarf.
It rained all week. As a result/therefore/consequently all the flights to and from the local airport were cancelled.
Рис. \(1\). Rain
He has broken his arm, and as a result/therefore/consequently he can't work.
Therefore and consequently can go before the main verb:
We have therefore/consequently decided not to open a new shop.
2) Linkers of reason:
because, because of, since, as, due to, owing to
I have to buy bread at the supermarket, because/as/since the bakery is closed.
As John doesn't work as a driver anymore, he has decided to sell his car.
Because of, due to, owing to (formal)
She couldn't see the screen because of the tall man in the front row. (informal)
Jack has been promoted due to/owing to the companies' merger. (formal)
3) Linkers of purpose:
I took Math lessons in order to prepare for my final exam.
to, so as (not) to, in order (not) to, in case, so (that)
Sarah asked us not to play loudly so as not to/in order not to wake her little son.
Рис. \(2\). Baby sleeping
I'll take an umbrella in case it rains.
We bought some pizza on our way home so (that) we wouldn’t have to cook dinner.
4) Linkers of contrast:
but/yet; although/though; however, nevertheless, in spite of/ despite/despite the fact that
The play was great but the orchestra played not too well.
He was pretty plump, yet he was a better dancer than anyone else.
The play was great. However, the orchestra played not too well.
Рис. \(3\). Opera theatre
Despite the fact that he was pretty plump, he was a better dancer than anyone else.
Рис. 1. Rain, 2013, https://pixabay.com/images/id-815271/ Pixabay License CC0 Free for commercial use No attribution required
Рис. 2. Baby sleeping, 2015, https://pixabay.com/images/id-1151351/ Pixabay License CC0 Free for commercial use No attribution required
Рис. 3. Opera theatre, 2014, https://pixabay.com/images/id-594592/ Pixabay License CC0 Free for commercial use No attribution required