Listeners and readers can get lost when presented with conflicting ideas, so the link word “however” will help you organise what you say in a way that everybody understands.

“Next year’s budget includes a five per cent rise in income; however, we believe this will be due to inflation and not because of increased sales.”

Other link words for contradictory ideas? Nevertheless; in spite of; although; on the other hand; even if; on the contrary.

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