Sentence Connectors - Showing Contrast

Once you have mastered the basics of correct usage in written English, you will want to express yourself in increasingly complex ways. One of the best ways to improve your writing style is to use sentence connectors. Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. The use of these connectors will add sophistication to your writing style.

Type of ConnectorConnector(s)Examples
Coordinating conjunctionbutHigh level positions are stressful at times, but the financial rewards make these positions very desirable indeed.
Subordinating conjunctionswhereas, whileWhile high level positions are stressful at times, the financial rewards make these positions very desirable indeed.
Conjunctive adverbsin contrast, on the other handHigh level positions are stressful at times; on the other hand, the financial rewards make these positions very desirable indeed.
PrepositionsunlikeUnlike the undesirable stress of high level positions, the financial rewards make these positions very desirable indeed.

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