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Sentence Connectors

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Once you have mastered the basics of correct usage in written English, you will want to express yourself in increasingly complex ways. One of the best ways to improve your writing style is to use sentence connectors. Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. The use of these connectors will add sophistication to your writing style.

 

Type of Connector

Connector(s)

Examples

Coordinating Conjunction

and...too

High level positions are stressful, and can be harmful to your health too.

Subordinating conjunction

just as

Just as high level positions are stressful, they can be harmful to your health.

Conjunctive adverbs

similarly, in comparison

High level positions are stressful at times; similarly, they can be harmful to your health.

Prepositions

like, similar to

Similar to other important professions, high level business positions are stressful at times.

Sentence Connectors - showing Opposition

Once you have mastered the basics of correct usage in written English, you will want to express yourself in increasingly complex ways. One of the best ways to improve your writing style is to use sentence connectors. Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. The use of these connectors will add sophistication to your writing style.

Type of Connector

Connector(s)

Examples

Coordinating conjunction

but

High level positions are stressful at times, but professionals can learn to manage their stress levels.

Subordinating conjunctions

although, despite the fact that

Despite the fact that high level positions are stressful at times, professionals can learn to manage their stress levels.

Conjunctive adverbs

however, nevertheless

High level positions are stressful at times; nevertheless, professionals can learn to manage their stress levels.

Prepositional phrases

despite, in spite of

In spite of the stressful nature of high level positions, professionals can learn to manage their stress levels.

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Once you have mastered the basics of correct usage in written English, you will want to express yourself in increasingly complex ways. One of the best ways to improve your writing style is to use sentence connectors. Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. The use of these connectors will add sophistication to your writing style.

Type of Connector

Connector(s)

Examples

Coordinating Conjunction

and

High level positions are stressful at times, and can be harmful to your health.

Conjunctive adverbs

in addition, additionally, furthermore, moreover, also

High level positions are stressful at times; furthermore, they can be harmful to your health

Correlative conjunctions

not only...but also

Not only are high level positions stressful at times, but they also can be harmful to your health.

Prepositional phrases

in addition to, along with, as well as

Along with being stressful, high level positions can also be harmful to your health.

 

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Once you have mastered the basics of correct usage in written English, you will want to express yourself in increasingly complex ways. One of the best ways to improve your writing style is to use sentence connectors. Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. The use of these connectors will add sophistication to your writing style.

Type of Connector

Connector(s)

Examples

Subordinating conjunctions

if, unless, only if, even if

If you consider the financial rewards of high level positions, the stressful nature of these positions becomes less important.

Conjunctive adverb

otherwise

You should remember the financial rewards of high level positions; otherwise, you might find the stressful nature of these positions too demanding.

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Once you have mastered the basics of correct usage in written English, you will want to express yourself in increasingly complex ways. One of the best ways to improve your writing style is to use sentence connectors. Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. The use of these connectors will add sophistication to your writing style.

Type of Connector

Connector(s)

Examples

Coordinating conjunction

but

High level positions are stressful at times, but the financial rewards make these positions very desirable indeed.

Subordinating conjunctions

whereas, while

While high level positions are stressful at times, the financial rewards make these positions very desirable indeed.

Conjunctive adverbs

in contrast, on the other hand

High level positions are stressful at times; on the other hand, the financial rewards make these positions very desirable indeed.

Prepositions

unlike

Unlike the undesirable stress of high level positions, the financial rewards make these positions very desirable indeed.