Connective Words Flashcards

Connective Words Flashcards
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Concluding Connectors
Words that indicate to the reader that the author is ending the piece and making final points. Examples include 'in summary' and 'in closing'.
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Contrasting Words
Connectors that demonstrate how two things are different from one another. 'On the other hand' or 'despite this' are examples.
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Comparing Words
Words that compare two similar things or things with features in common. Examples include 'similarly' or 'like'.
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Purpose Words
Connectors that link an idea to a purpose or reason: 'for this purpose' or 'to this end' are examples.
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Result Words
Connective words that convey that one idea is the result of another. 'Due to this,' 'as a result,' and 'therefore' are examples of result words.
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Example Words
Connectors that indicate an example will be provided to illustrate or clarify a point. These include 'for example,' 'for instance,' or 'similarly.'
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'Later'
A sequencing word that links ideas in terms of time: one thing or idea occurred after another. The reader can follow a logical flow based on the passing of time.
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'In the middle'
Sequencing words that tell the reader where or when something is. A reader can expect ideas or actions to happen both before and after this connector.
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Sequencing Words
These words provide a sense of the sequence or position of ideas in relation to one another: either in terms of physical location ('above' or 'behind') or over time ('later' or 'earlier').
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Connective Words
Also called 'connectors.' These words link together ideas to help make it easy for the reader to understand and to follow the train of thought.
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards reviews connective words: words that we use to link ideas together in a logical, easy-to-follow way. There are a variety of types of connective words, including sequencing, example, results, purpose, comparing, contrasting, and concluding words. This flashcard set will explain each type of connective word. It also includes examples of each, so that you can practice identifying them and think about how to use them in your own writing!

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Connective Words
Also called 'connectors.' These words link together ideas to help make it easy for the reader to understand and to follow the train of thought.
Sequencing Words
These words provide a sense of the sequence or position of ideas in relation to one another: either in terms of physical location ('above' or 'behind') or over time ('later' or 'earlier').
'In the middle'
Sequencing words that tell the reader where or when something is. A reader can expect ideas or actions to happen both before and after this connector.
'Later'
A sequencing word that links ideas in terms of time: one thing or idea occurred after another. The reader can follow a logical flow based on the passing of time.
Example Words
Connectors that indicate an example will be provided to illustrate or clarify a point. These include 'for example,' 'for instance,' or 'similarly.'
Result Words
Connective words that convey that one idea is the result of another. 'Due to this,' 'as a result,' and 'therefore' are examples of result words.
Purpose Words
Connectors that link an idea to a purpose or reason: 'for this purpose' or 'to this end' are examples.
Comparing Words
Words that compare two similar things or things with features in common. Examples include 'similarly' or 'like'.
Contrasting Words
Connectors that demonstrate how two things are different from one another. 'On the other hand' or 'despite this' are examples.
Concluding Connectors
Words that indicate to the reader that the author is ending the piece and making final points. Examples include 'in summary' and 'in closing'.
'However'
A connector used to highlight a contrast between two things.
'Consequently'
A results word that tells the reader that whatever follows is a direct result of whatever came before.
'With this goal in mind'
A connector that demonstrates purpose and explains why an idea or situation was explored.
'To illustrate'
Example words that signal to the reader that an example is coming, and it will help to explain or clarify the previous idea.
'In summary'
Concluding words that signal to the reader that the idea or piece is nearing the end.
'In closing'
Concluding words that make clear that the author is wrapping up her or his final thoughts on the subject.
'Shortly after'
Sequencing words that place one idea in relation to another based on when they happened (chronological order).
'Above all'
A connecting word that signals that the next idea is more important than the ideas that came before it.
'Additionally'
A way to introduce a new, related idea. It can be used instead of over-relying on 'and.'
'Based on these findings'
A connector that indicates results. It shows that the next idea is a direct result of the previous idea.
'In the same manner'
Connecting words that show comparison: the idea that follows will have things in common with the idea that came before.

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