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COPULATIVE

They are used to join words, phrases or sentences.

MORE COMMON

- And

- Also

- Too

- As

  • Examples

    My mum and my aunt prepared everything for the party.

    I have been studying for the test and my sister too.

    Karen speaks English as well as I do.

    Peter plays the guitar, also Tommy.

DISJUNCTIVE

They are used to join ideas, being related such that each excludes the other.

MORE COMMON

- Or

- Otherwise

- Either... or

- Neither ... or

  • Examples

    I can choose between the theater or the cinema.

    She must study for the exam, otherwise, she will fail it.

    They can either use a pen or a pencil.

    Neither Sam nor Susan is at home.

CONDITIONAL

They are used to join two ideas, being one of them the condition of the other.

MORE COMMON

- If

- If... then

- In case of

  • Examples

    If it rains, the team won't play.

    If it is cold then she will wear a coat.

    Emily will call 911 in case of emergency.

CONCESSIVE

They are used to indicate that something happens despite something else.

MORE COMMON

- Although

- Even if

- Despite

- In spite of

- Not even if

- Regardless of

  • Examples

    Although I'm not feeling well, I will go to the party.

    I will visit Jesse even if I am tired.

    Despite everything, my dad came yesterday.

    In spite of the fact that I have worked hard, I didn't get the job.

    It is the best option, regardless of time and place.

CONCLUSIVE

They indicate that an idea is the conclusion of another one.

MORE COMMON

- Therefore

- Hence

- Thus

- So

- Consequently

  • Examples

    It is not my problem. Therefore, make whatever you want.

    They fought tirelessly. Thus, they won the war.

    The movie had finished, so they came home.

    She can't speak Japanese, hence her mistakes.

    She had a breakdown and consequently was sent to the hospital.

CONTINUATIVE

They are used to indicate that an idea is continuity of other.

MORE COMMON

- Then

- Moreover

- Furthermore

- Besides

- In addition to

- Also

  • Examples

    The thieves left the house. Then, the police arrived.

    She is an excellent wife, moreover she cooks really well.

    He wrote several books. Furthermore, he was a scientist.

    I don't like the car. Besides, it is too expensive for me.

    In addition to being a great person, Lily was an excellent teacher.

    Tom won an Oscar, also a Golden Globe.

ADVERSATIVE

They are used to connect two opposite ideas.

MORE COMMON

- But

- However

- Nonetheless

- Still

- Yet

- On the other hand

- Instead of

- On the contrary

  • Examples

    He was not a good student but he was a good person.

    You didn't pass. However, we will give you another chance.

    He broke my heart but I still love him.

    They haven't finished the essay yet.

    It is a beautiful place. On the other hand, the food is terrible.

    Instead of seeing a doctor, she took an aspirin.

    They are not at home; on the contrary, they went out with some friends.

CAUSATIVE

They indicate a cause and effect relation between phrases or ideas.

MORE COMMON

- Because

- For

- Because of

- As a result of

- Due to

- Owing to

- Since

- As

  • Examples

    Because I am in love with Jenny, I will marry her.

    I left smoking for my children.

    I feel uncomfortable because of my body.

    She was fired as a result of her poor performance.

    The plane is delayed due to the bad weather.

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