We have looked, though rather briefly, at how sentences are linked to each other in paragraphs and in an essay. Sometimes, you will notice that we use the words, ‘cohesive devices’ or ‘discourse makers’. Here is a short list of some of these linkers.
Textual sequencing: firstly, secondly, finally,
Adding information: in addition, furthermore,
Similar idea or information: likewise, similarly, equally
Contrasts: however, in fact, in contrast
Causes and results: therefore, hence, as a result
Exemplifying: for example, for instance
Re-state: in conclusion, to sum up,
ACTIVITY QUESTION: How often do you use these in your daily speech and writing?
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