There are a number of linking words commonly used in either compound or complex sentence structures. Here are some linking words for compound sentences. Here are some linking words for complex sentences. When deciding which linking word to use, you need to consider how they affect the relationship between the ideas in the sentence. For example let’s look at the linking words suggested for compound sentences. The following sentences are all possible. However, not all linking words fit every relationship. For example, these following sentences are incorrect because the relationship between the ideas does not make sense. In this lesson we have looked at using linking words to connect ideas within one sentence. Remember that linking words can also be used to connect ideas between sentences. More details on this type of use and other information can be found in the linking words lesson.