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- Connectors


https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/content/4_writingskills/writing_tuts/linking_LL/sentence.html

Sentence connectors are used to link ideas from one sentence to the next and to give paragraphs coherence. Sentence connectors perform different functions and are placed at the beginning of a sentence. They are used to introduce, order, contrast, sequence ideas, theory, data etc. The following table lists useful connectors.

Logical / sequential order
  • Firstly, secondly, thirdly etc
  • Next, last, finally
  • In addition
  • Furthermore
  • Also
  • At present / presently
Order of importance
  • Most / more importantly
  • Most significantly
  • Above all
  • Primarily
  • It is essential / essentially
Contrast
  • However
  • On the other hand
  • On the contrary
  • By (in) comparison
  • In contrast
Result
  • As a result
  • As a consequence
  • Therefore
  • Thus
  • Consequently
  • Hence
Comparison
  • Similarily
  • Likewise
  • Also
Reason
  • The cause of
  • The reason for




- Linking words and phrases


https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/content/4_writingskills/writing_tuts/linking_LL/linking3.html

Although some of these words have already been mentioned as sentence connectors, they can also be used to develop coherence within a paragraph, that is linking one idea / argument to another. Print off this page to keep as a reference of useful linking words and phrases.

Sequence
Result
Emphasis
  • First / firstly, second / secondly, third / thirdly etc
  • Next, last, finally
  • In addition, moreover
  • Further / furthermore
  • Another
  • Also
  • In conclusion
  • To summarise
  • So
  • As a result
  • As a consequence (of)
  • Therefore
  • Thus
  • Consequently
  • Hence
  • Due to
  • Undoubtedly
  • Indeed
  • Obviously
  • Generally
  • Admittedly
  • In fact
  • Particularly / in particular
  • Especially
  • Clearly
  • Importantly
Addition
Reason
Example
  • And
  • In addition / additionally / an additional
  • Furthermore
  • Also
  • Too
  • As well as
  • For
  • Because
  • Since
  • As
  • Because of
  • For example
  • For instance
  • That is (ie)
  • Such as
  • Including
  • Namely





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CONTRAST

  • However
  • Nevertheless
  • Nonetheless
  • Still
  • Although / even though
  • Though

  • But
but as conjunction:
- They had very little money, but (they) always bought their children expensive presents.
- They were poor, but (they were) hardworking.
but as preposition:
- I'll go anywhere for my holiday but (except for) Blueseal. I really hate it there.
- Nobody but (except for) Jane would were a mini-skirt in a freezing winter.
- On holiday he eats nothing but (apart from) green salad and chicken.
  • Yet
  • Despite / in spite of
  • In contrast (to) / in comparison
  • While
  • Whereas
  • On the other hand
  • On the contrary


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COMPARISON

  • Similarly
  • Likewise
  • Also
  • Like
  • Just as
  • Just like
  • Similar to
  • Same as
  • Compare
  • compare(d) to / with

· Not only...but also
He's not only funny, but also intelligent.
When writing, consider not only you topic but also your audience.





- Time sequencers


Time sequencers are words that connect events or ideas of time.

First –then – next – after that – later – finally.
· Before
· next day
· two minutes later
· when

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