In this second of two online exercises on English linkers for business emails and communication, you will learn and remember more advanced and professional sounding linking words/phrases.

If you don't know what exactly a linker is or if haven't already done the exercise in the first part, I would recommend that you read and learn the linkers in the the first part of this exercise. It will help with learning and then using the linkers that you find here.

To learn more business English vocabulary, look at our exercises in the general business English vocabulary exercise menu.


Exercise 1

Type of linker quiz

Choose the correct type of relationship (i.e. is the word/phrase used to give a reason, does it then add extra information etc...) from the selection box which the linker in bold is being used for each of the 10 questions. Click on the "Check Answers" button at the bottom of the quiz to check your answers.


1.

This weekend we are upgrading some of the hardware in our main computer centre. Consequently, online access to your account with us will be unavailable between the hours of 2am and 5am on the morning of the 27th May.

 

2.

We are conducting this survey as a means to improve the service we offer to our customers in the future.

 

3.

Provided that payment is made by the end of the month, the order will be delivered to yourselves on the 5th April.

 

4.

You now only need to enter your client ID on the online order form instead of all your contact details, thereby making the order procedure far quicker to complete.

 

5.

We are currently experiencing major issues with the electricity supply in one of our factories. Nonetheless, I can reassure you that this will not affect the delivery of your upcoming order.

 

6.

I can confirm that Jennifer Owen had her contract terminated with us owing to the fact that she repeatedly arrived late to work.

 

7.

In spite of repeated reassurances from yourselves, we have still not received payment for the goods which were delivered.

 

8.

Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend tomorrow's presentation on account of an unforeseen and urgent issue arising.

 

9.

The weather conditions have worsened on the day of the opening of our new retail outlet in Skipton. Nevertheless, we are going to go ahead with the planned opening ceremony.

 

10.

Aside from the benefits for monitoring company expenditure, the application can also be used to generate reports for financial analysis.

 




Grammar Quiz

In the quiz you find the same 10 sentences you looked at earlier. But in this part you are going to decide for each linker whether they are a conjunction (followed by a clause, which has at least a subject (i.e. "it") and a verb (i.e. "went")) or a preposition (which is followed by only a noun or noun phrase). Choose the correct type of word from the selection box for each of the 10 questions. Click on the "Check Answers" button at the bottom of the quiz to check your answers.


1.

This weekend we are upgrading some of the hardware in our main computer centre. Consequently, online access to your account with us will be unavailable between the hours of 2am and 5am on the morning of the 27th May.

 

2.

We are conducting this survey as a means to improve the service we offer to our customers in the future.

 

3.

Provided that payment is made by the end of the month, the order will be delivered to yourselves on the 5th April.

 

4.

You now only need to enter your client ID on the online order form instead of all your contact details, thereby making the order procedure far quicker to complete.

 

5.

We are currently experiencing major issues with the electricity supply in one of our factories. Nonetheless, I can reassure you that this will not affect the delivery of your upcoming order.

 

6.

I can confirm that Jennifer Owen had her contract terminated with us owing to the fact that she repeatedly arrived late to work.

 

7.

In spite of repeated reassurances from yourselves, we have still not received payment for the goods which were delivered.

 

8.

Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend tomorrow's presentation on account of an unforeseen and urgent issue arising.

 

9.

The weather conditions have worsened on the day of the opening of our new retail outlet in Skipton. Nevertheless, we are going to go ahead with the planned opening ceremony.

 

10.

Aside from the benefits for monitoring company expenditure, the application can also be used to generate reports for financial analysis.

 





Practice

Now that you understand them, practise them by creating your own sentences in English with them.