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CONNECTORS OF ADDITION AND CONTRAST

 WE USE CONNECTORS TO SHOW THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
IDEAS. CONNECTORS OF ADDITION CONNECT SIMILAR IDEAS OR
INFORMATION.
CONNECTORS
OF
CONTRAST
CONNECT
CONTRASTING IDEAS OR INFORMATION.
CONNECTORS OF ADDITION
In addition
Furthermore
Moreover
As well as
Also
And

CONNECTORS OF CONTRAST
However
Nevertheless
On the one hand /
On the other hand
Is spite of / despite
Although / even though
But

1. CHOOSE THE CORRECT CONNECTOR.
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Patricia seems to be quite clever. …………………, she often gets low marks.
a. Nevertheless
b. Furthermore.

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The service at this restaurant is excellent. …………………., the food is
delicious.
a. however
b. In addition

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I’ve never been to England, ………………having cousins there.
a. as well as
b. despite

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Nigel is a careful driver. ……………………, she’s not very good at it.
a. and
b. but

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Fiona is talented at music …………….. art.
a. as well as
b. in spite of

 SOME CONNECTORS HAVE GOT SIMILAR MEANINGS BUT ARE
FOLLOWED BY DIFFERENT STRUCTURES.

on the one hand. We did not wear coats despite the cold weather. EVEN THOUGH AND ALTHOUGH ARE FOLLOWED BY A CLAUSE. moreover.DESPITE AND IN SPITE OF ARE FOLLOWED BY A NOUN PHRASES OR A GERUND. CHOOSE THE CORRECT CONNECTOR. - We’re studying now despite / even though there’s an important match on TV. Jason wouldn’t speak to her. I tried to look happy in spite of feeling terrible.  CONNECTORS ARE USUALLY WRITTEN IN SPECIFIC PLACES IN A SENTENCE. furthermore. on the other hand… EITHER AR THE BEGINNING OR IN THE MIDDLE: Despite. Even though / in spite of we were having difficulties. we felt optimistic. as well as… 3. even though… ONLY IN THE MIDDLE OF A SENTENCE: And. REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES USING THE CONNECTIR IN BRACKETS. My car constantly needs repairs even though it’s new. but. in spite of. AT THE BEGINNING OF A SENTENCES: In addition. I’d like to talk to you although / in spite of I know you’re busy. also. although. nevertheless. (but) We decided to walk even though it was raining. she failed the exam. My cousin and I aren’t very close. however. Nevertheless. Although we’re the same age. (In addition) . 2. - Laura apologized several times. We didn’t win the game although / in spite of all our hard work. He’s also a good student. Despite / although her efforts. (in spite of) George works very hard to help his parents.

In addition. I’d love to come. I’m keen on chocolate. you haven’t’ brought your books. (despite) .- I’m keen on ice cream. (and) On the one hand. Furthermore. (however) - Rome is a great place to visit. I really haven’t got time. but it has got terrible traffic problems. (as well as) You’re late again. On the other hand.