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Sentence connectors expressing a contrast
Sentence connectors add variety and sophistication to your writing. To achieve the effect of unbroken continuity of thought, certain conjunctions and discourse markers are found useful. Words like hence, therefore, however, nevertheless, but, or, in spite of and then are some of the words which, if rightly used, will connect sentences up and make your paragraphs a well-knit, organic whole.
In this lesson we will learn about sentence connectors used to emphasize a contrast.
Common conjunctions used to emphasize contrast are: on the other hand, while, whereas, however, nevertheless, still, yet and in spite of
On the other hand; while; whereas
These expressions are used to balance two contrasting ideas that do not contradict each other.
However, nevertheless, still, yet, in spite of this
These sentence connectors are used to emphasize the fact that the second point contradicts with the first.
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