C is for…

C is for…Connectives.  These are words which join two sentences together. Some simple ones are ‘and’ and ‘but’, but these are not very exciting.

On the wall in your classroom you will probably have a list of connectives. It’s tempting to try to use as many as you can, but it is much better to choose one or two and make sure you really know what they mean.  Your teacher will be much more impressed by two connectives used correctly, than six that don’t make sense.

One really easy connective to use correctly is ‘however’ because it’s just a posh word for ‘but’. Think of a sentence with the word ‘but’ in: I had a sore throat, but I still managed to sing in the school concert. Now swap it for ‘however’: I had a sore throat, however I still managed to sing in the school concert. Simple!

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