Once you have mastered the basics of correct usage in written English, you will want to express yourself in increasingly complex ways. One of the best ways to improve your writing style is to use sentence connectors. Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. The use of these connectors will add sophistication to your writing style.
Sentence connectors are also referred to as linking language. There are a number of forms of sentence connections such as conjunctions, coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions and prepositions. These sentence connectors can indicate opposition between ideas, cause and effect, contrasting ideas and setting conditions. This page focuses on comparisons. Follow the links to other types of sentence connectors below.
|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.|
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