CONNECTORS – DISCOURSE MARKERS – CONJUNCTIONS

CONNECTORS FOR WRITTEN EXPRESSION

SUITABLE FOR BASIC AND INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS

ADDITION

and

additionally

in addition

in addition to

furthermore

moreover

also

as well as…

not only…but also

CAUSE/REASON/RESULT

for

so

since

therefore

as a result

as a result of

on account of

consequently

as long as

for this reason

because

because of

due to

COMPARISON

like

as…as…

the same…as

similarly

in the same way

…than…

CONCLUSION/SUMMARY

in conclusion

to conclude

to sum up

in summary

to summarise

in short

all in all

finally

lastly

on the whole

SEQUENCE

first

first of all

at present

to begin with

after that

then

later

next

meanwhile

afterwards

finally

in the end

eventually

CONDITION

if

whether

only if

even if

unless

in case

in case of

provided that

CONTRAST/OPPOSITION

but

while

whereas

instead of

unlike

though

although

even though

on the other hand

however

nonetheless

in spite of

despite

EXAMPLE

such as

like

for example

for instance

especially

in particular

OPINION

in my view

in my opinion

personally

as far as I’m concerned

I mean

in other words

PURPOSE

for

to

so

so that

in order to

so as to

for this purpose

TIME

when

while

ever since

as soon as

as long as

until

after

before

once

in the meantime

whenever

now that

all of a sudden

NOTE

BE CAREFUL WITH ALL THESE CONNECTORS: MAKE SURE YOU KNOW HOE TO USE THEM SYNTACTICALLY. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, USE A DIFFERENT ONE!!!

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6 Responses to CONNECTORS – DISCOURSE MARKERS – CONJUNCTIONS

  1. THANK YOU HELEN FOR GIVING ADDITIONAL MATERIAL THAT YOU CONSIDER VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME. THANKS A LOT.
    BEST WISHES
    CRISTINA.

  2. Mónica says:

    thank you,Helen,for all this information.You are a great teacher:24 hours per day!!!Oh sorry if I make mistakes…MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  3. REYES says:

    Thank you for sharing your knowledges WITH ALL OF US.

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