SENTENCE CONNECTORS

Molex female connector.

Sentence connectors connect an idea with another.

Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences.

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.
Types of sentence connectors are:
  1. Sentence Connectors: Opposition
  2. Sentence Connectors: Cause / Effect
  3. Sentence Connectors: Comparison
  4. Sentence Connectors: Contrast
  5. Sentence Connectors: Condition
SENTENCE CONNECTORS SHOWING OPPOSITION
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.
SENTENCE CONNECTORS SHOWING CAUSE/ EFFECT
Type of Connector Connector(s) Examples
Coordinating conjunctions for (cause), so (effect) Professionals can sometimes be extremely impatient, for their positions are at times rather stressful.
Subordinating conjunctions because, since Since high level positions are at times rather stressful, professionals can sometimes be extremely impatient.
Conjunctive adverbs therefore, as a result, consequently High level positions are at times rather stressful; therefore, professionals can sometimes be extremely impatient.
Prepositions because of, due to, as a result of Due to the stressful nature of high level positions, professionals can sometimes be extremely impatient.
SENTENCE CONNECTORS SHOWING COMPARISON
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 CONTRAST
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.
SENTENCE CONNECTORS SHOWING CONDITION
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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