Linking Sentences

  

If you really want to connect sentences together well, use linking words. There are three major types of linking words. Coordinating Conjunctions, Correlative Conjunctions, and Linking Adverbs. 

The coordinating conjunctions link words, phrases, and clauses of equal value together. That means you can link a parts of speech together, such as two nouns (names of things, ideas, places, and concepts); verbs (what you do, or state of being verbs); adjectives (descriptive word–I call these your gossip words); and adverbs (describe verbs, other adverbs, and adjectives); as well as phrases and clauses. 

Correlative conjunctions do the same thing only they work in groups together. Some of them are:

Not only/but also; neither/nor; either/or and whether/or are examples. 

Subordinating conjunctions or as some people call them, linking adverbs, can connect two or more sentences together. They can also link dependent causes to an independent clause.  They are the first word before a dependent clause. There are about 36 standard ones we use. Some can consist of one, two, or three words. Some examples are: if, after, however, therefore, thus, and otherwise. 

It’s easy to research using these items on the web. Explore using the whole list to give variety to your sentences. Enjoy playing with the English language. 

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