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Connectives are used to connect: A. Words like nouns or adjectives, Connective examples: and, but, just, only etc. e.g 1. She is clever and hard-working.

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2 Connectives are used to connect: A. Words like nouns or adjectives, Connective examples: and, but, just, only etc. e.g 1. She is clever and hard-working. 2. I can't clearly see the whole number, just the first part. B.Phrases, Connective examples: and, but, just, not only, but also, in order to. e.g 1. I want to go out tonight and to join their party. 2. She is not only good at playing the piano, but also excellent in singing. (adj) (noun) (phrase) (con)

3 C. Clauses, Connective examples: because, so, unless, if, although, but, and, since, for, who, which, and that etc. e.g 1. I am angry because she has broken the window. 2. She has broken the window, so I am angry. 3. She is the girl who has stolen the bicycle. 4. If you start to work hard now, you will have good results. 5. You will not have good results unless you start to work hard now. 6. Although she is not very clever, she can cope with the job. (clause) (S) (V) (sentence) (con) (clause) Because but (n)(v)(n) (v)

4 1. She can’t promote to F.6, ___________ her results are not good enough. 2. Her results are not good enough, _________ she can’t promote to F She failed in the exam last term, ________ she still keeps on working hard this term. 4. ___________ she didn’t have good results last year, she still tries her best this year. 5. _________ you don’t work hard now, you will not get good results. 6. You will not get good results ____________ you work hard now. because so but Although If unless

5 D. Sentences, Connective examples: for this reason, moreover, anyway in addition, by the way, for example, firstly, finally, similarly, on the other hand,on the contrary, to conclude. e.g 1. She is stubborn. For this reason, she doesn't have many friends. 2. I am very busy. Anyway, I will try my best to do it. 3. Hong Kong is a business and finance centre. Moreover, it is also famous for its tourism. (sentence) (n) (v)

6 4. He collects a lot of things. For example, he collects stamps, old coins and badges etc. 5. He is clever. On the other hand, he often makes mistakes through carelessness. 6. To conclude, our success is the result of team- work. 大意

7 Or, as far as, firstly, secondly, on the other hand, besides, on the contrary, for example, on second thought 1. Mr Chan: Does the flat the agent showed us suit you? Mrs Chan: No, 1 don't like it. Firstly, it faces north; ____________it's above a market. 2. Mary: My mother's always busy with the housework. I'd like to help her, but 1 just don't know how. Lilian: There's a lot of things you can do to help her. __________ you can wash the dishes after dinner. secondly For example

8 3. Mr Wong: Did you buy the car? Mr Lee: Yes, 1 did. It was a bargain. The car is quite new;____________the engine is still in perfect working condition. 4. John: Tomorrow's a public holiday. What shall we do? Tony: We can go to Taipo for a bicycle ride; __________,if you like, we can go to Lantau Island. 5. Belinda: Did you call Ruth last night? Doris: I was going to, but________________, I thought I'd better apologize to her in person. besides or on second thought

9 6. David: Which country do you like better ‑ Canada or Australia? Lily: ____________the climate is concerned, 1 like Australia better. 7. Berry: What do you think of Alan? You've known him for years, haven't you? Connie: He's not very smart, but _______________ he's very honest. 8.Peter: Have you finished the novel 1 lent you? Derek: No, 1 haven't._______________, I've only just begun it.. As far as on the other hand On the contrary


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