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Sentence & coherence connectors

Sentence connectors weave sentences together to create a cohesive paragraph. They order and sequence ideas, theory, data etc. The following tables list useful connectors.

Useful sentence connectors

Logical order
  • firstly, secondly, thirdly etc
  • next, last, finally
  • in addition
  • furthermore
  • also
  • at present / presently

 

Order of importance
  • more importantly
  • most significantly
  • above all
  • primarily
Contrast
  • however
  • on the other hand
  • on the contrary
  • by (in) comparison
  • in contrast
Comparison
  • similarily
  • likewise
  • also
  • too

Useful connectors within paragraphs

Comparison
  • like
  • and
  • both
  • alike
  • similar (to)
  • the same (as)
  • not only
  • compared to
  • in comparison to
  • so...that

 

Contrast
  • although
  • though
  • while
  • even though
  • whereas
  • yet
  • but
  • more than
  • different / differ from
  • unlike

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