Connectives / Sentence Signposts Signalling

Generalisation

  • Usually, …
  • Typically, …
  • A few…
  • Some…
  • Most…
  • Like most…
  • Occasionally, …
  • The main features…
  • The majority…
  • Many…

Introduction

  • Why is…?
  • Have you ever…?
  • Everybody has heard of…?

Time

  • First, …
  • Next, …
  • After that, …
  • A few days later, …
  • From that point on, …
  • Later on, …
  • Eventually, …
  • Finally, …
  • In the end, …

Cause and Effect

  • Because…
  • This causes…
  • So…
  • So that…
  • Therefore, …
  • Owing to…

Addition

  • Furthermore, …
  • Additionally, …
  • In addition, …
  • Moreover, …
  • Also, …
  • Another thing you can do…
  • Read on, and follow these…

Links

  • who
  • which
  • that

Examples

  • For example, …
  • For instance, …

Comparison – Similarities

  • Equally, …
  • Similarly, …
  • Just as…
  • In the same way, …

Comparison – Differences

  • In contrast, …
  • Compared with…
  • …is different from…
  • Whereas…

Change of Direction

  • However, …
  • Although, …
  • On the other hand, …
  • Unfortunately, …
  • Fortunately, …
  • Despite…

Emphasis

  • Most of all, …
  • Least of all, …
  • Most importantly, …
  • In fact, …

Uncertainty

  • It is possible that…
  • It has been suggested…
  • It could be argued that…
  • Perhaps the answer is…
  • Another possible explanation is…
  • On suggestion is…
  • Perhaps…

Evaluation

  • In conclusion, …
  • Did you know…?
  • Warning!
  • Finally, …
  • The most amazing/interesting thing…