Linking words

Example of use

As long as
provided (that)
You can take my car as long as/provided (that)/ providing
you don't damage it.
(I will lend you my car on condition that you don't damage it.)
Although/even though : Although/ even though he is rich, he lives in a small house.
(In spite of the fact that he is rich, he lives in a small house.)
Even if : He is poor and has no house, but even if he had a lot of money,
he wouldn't buy a house.
(He has no money and no house, but supposing he had money,
he still wouldn't buy a house.)
In case : Take an umbrella in case it rains.
(There is a possibility that it will rain,
so it's a good idea to take an umbrella.)
In spite of / despite : In spite of/despite the rain, she walked to the station.
In spite of/despite being blind, she walked to the station.
( = without being affected by the rain, or by being blind.)
So that : She arrived early so that she could help her colleagues.
(She arrived early for the purpose of helping her colleagues.)
Whereas : Tom is rich whereas Jack is poor.
(Tom is rich. In contrast, Jack is poor.)
Whatever : You can count on me whatever you decide to do.
(No matter what you decide to do, you can count on me.)
Whenever : I will lend you my car whenever you need it.
(No matter when you need my car I will lend it to you.)
Wherever : My thoughts will be with you wherever you go.
(No matter where you go my thoughts will be with you.)
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