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Connectors

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EDLA Mind Map on Connectors, created by s00153800 on 10/05/2013.
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Connectors
  1. A word or phrase that are used to express relationships between ideas and combine sentences. They are usually at the start of a sentence and improve the flow of writing across sentences and paragraphs.
    1. Adding
      1. These are used to add ideas together that agree with each other or are about the same thing.
        1. And, also, as well as, futhermore.
          1. I enjoy yoga. Also I enjoy pilates.
      2. Sequencing
        1. These are used to list ideas in a certain order.
          1. Next, finally, firstly, before, after, meanwhile.
            1. Yesterday I baked a cake. Firstly I selected a recipe.
        2. Emphasisng
          1. These are used to stress a point as being very important.
            1. Above all, in particular, especially, significantly, most of all.
              1. I love eating fruit. In particular I like berries.
          2. Comparing
            1. These are used to compare ideas that are similar or the same.
              1. Equally, similarly, likewise, as with.
                1. My sister loves travelling. Similarly I do too.
            2. Cause and effect
              1. These are used to help the second part of a sentence explain the first part. The second part happens as a result of the first.
                1. Because, so, therefore, thus, consequently.
                  1. I enjoy cooking, therefore I try to do it often.
              2. Qualifying
                1. These are used when the first part of the sentence relies on the second part.
                  1. However, although, despite, yet.
                    1. I'm tired although I need to finish my assignment.
                2. Illustrating
                  1. These are used to give an example to backup the first part of the sentence.
                    1. For example, for instance, as shown by.
                      1. I enjoy exercising, for example running along the beach.
                  2. Contrasting
                    1. These are used to contrast two different ideas
                      1. Whereas, alternatively, unlike, in contrast.
                        1. My sister loves spicy food, whereas I don't.
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