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CONNECTORS


1. ADDITION
and, also, too, moreover, in addition (to), furthermore, as well as, not only ... but also

2. CONTRAST
but, however, while, whereas, on the other hand, yet, on the contrary

3. ALTERNATIVE
or, either ... or, instead of, whether (… or not)

4. CAUSE  
because (of), as, since, due to, owing to

5. EFFECT
so, as a result, consequently, in consequence, therefore, thus, that is why

5. CONDITION
if, unless (= if ... not), provided

6.CONCESSION
although, (even) though, in spite of, despite, nevertheless

7. PURPOSE
to, in order to, so as to, so that

8. COMPARISON
as, as ... as, like, (comparative) ... than

9. EXEMPLIFICATION
like, such as, For example, e.g., for instance

10. TIME
when, while/as (simultaneousness), since (from a point in the past to the present), until, not ... yet

11. SEQUENCE
first(ly), second(ly), finally, at last, eventually, then, after, before, subsequently

12. PLACE
here, there, where

13. PEOPLE
who, that, whose (property)

14. THINGS, IDEAS
which, that

15. (TO INTRODUCE SUBORDINATE CLAUSES)
that , e.g. The R & D manager objected that it was impossible.
               
16. (TO INTRODUCE AN INDIRECT QUESTION)
whether, (if)

17. CLARIFICATION
that is; in other words

18. SUMMARIZING
in summary; to sum up; in short

19. CONCLUSION
in conclusion



1. A connector can have different meanings.

Example: He has been working on his thesis since last year.
       Since he has been working hard, he will finish soon.


2. Connectors may be similar in meaning but may be followed by different sentence structures.

Example: They succeeded because they were trained.
        They succeeded because of their training.



Find the exact meaning of each connector in an English – Spanish dictionary.
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