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Most common connectors

  1. 1. CONNECTORS SECTION A TYPE I APPOSITIVE “i.e.”, “e.g.”One such example is For exampleIn other words To give an exampleLet me exemplify this concept By way of illustrationThat is Such asFor instance AsOne instance would be Likei.e= id est =That is In particulare.g= exempli gratia= for example Namely Viz
  2. 2. CONNECTORS TYPE II CORRECTIVE “rather”Or rather More preciselyAt least To be exactTo be precise Strictly speakingPrecisely Correctly speakingNamelySpecificallyParticularlyEspecially
  3. 3. CONNECTORS TYPE III DISMISSIVE “In any case”In any case, At all eventsIn any event No matter whatAt any rate RegardlessAnyhow HoweverRegardless of ... Be that as it may
  4. 4. CONNECTORS TYPE IV SUMMATIVE “In short”In short To put it brieflyIn brief To cut a long story shortBriefly In a wordTo sum up In sumIn conclusion To come to the pointIn a nutshell In essenceI’d like to conclude by saying.. In outline
  5. 5. CONNECTORS TYPE V VERIFACTIVE “Actually”ActuallyAs a matter of factIn factThe truth isIn actual factIn point of factIn realityIn actualityIn truth
  6. 6. CONNECTORS SECTION BTYPE I ADDITIVE “and”And SimilarlyOr LikewiseMoreover By contrastAlso Together withIn addition to Along withBesides WithAdditionally As well asFurthermore IncludingWhat is more TooOn top of that Plus (informal) What’s more (informal)
  7. 7. CONNECTORS TYPE II ADVERSATIVE “but”But Instead WhereasYet Nevertheless Even soHowever Nonetheless StillOn the one/other hand At any rate For all thatThe former...the latter As a matter of fact All the sameConversely Though Just the sameIn contrast to-with Although In spite of (that)By contrast Eventhough Despite (that)As opposed to Notwithstanding Still (informal)In opposition to Be that as it mayAt the same time
  8. 8. CONNECTORSTYPE III VARIATIVE “instead” Alternatively For preference As an alternative By choice Instead of From choice As a variation of On second thoughts As a substitute All things being equal As a replacement Ideally In lieu Rather By contrast
  9. 9. CONNECTORS SECTION C TYPE I TEMPORAL “then”When AsThen As soon asNext Before thatMeanwhile After thatBefore reaching that stage On another occasionPrior to In conclusionAfter that stage An hour laterIn the meantime At lastSubsequently WhileFinally At that timeEventually
  10. 10. CONNECTORSTYPE II COMPARATIVE “likewise” Similarly Likewise In the same way By the same token The same Correspondingly In like manner In similar fashion
  11. 11. CONNECTORS TYPE III CAUSAL- “so” CONSECUTIVEBecause It followsSo ForAs a result SinceTherefore Under the circumstancesConsequently For this reasonHence As a consequenceWith this in mind ThusBearing this in mind AccordinglyOn account of.. ThenOn that account That being soFor this reason That being the case
  12. 12. CONNECTORS TYPE IV CONDITIONAL “if ...then”In that caseProvided (that) On the assumption thatProviding (that) Allowing (that)Supposing (that) As long asPresuming (that) Given thatAssuming (that) With the provision thatOn condition that With/on the understanding thatIf and only if Under the circumstancesUnless Contingent onOtherwise In the event thatIf… then Allowing that
  13. 13. CONNECTORS TYPE V CONCESSIVE “yet”Nevertheless Just the sameNonetheless At the same timeAlthough Be that as it mayDespite the fact that YetIn spite ofEven soButHoweverStillAll the same
  14. 14. CONNECTORS TYPE VI RESPECTIVE “as to that”In this respect On the subject ofAs far as that concerned Relating toAs for/to Relevant toIn connection with With regard toConcerning As regardsConnected with To do withRegarding With reference toAs regards Referring toRespecting With respect toTouching on In the matter ofApropos of Re
  15. 15. CONNECTORSEXTRA CONTINUATIVE “anyway”TYPE Now In any case Well In any event Anyway At any rate Of course At all events Surely No matter what After all Regardless However
  16. 16. CONNECTORSEXTRA PURPOSE “in order to”TYPE To In order to In order that So as to For So that If In any case
  17. 17. CONNECTORSEXTRA EMPHASIS “In fact”TYPE In fact In reality Indeed As it happens As expected Certainly To be sure Surely In point of fact For sure In truth Undenaibly Truly Veritably Actually Nay Really If the truth be told We could say