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Connectives - How to make longer sentences

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English learners often write using short sentences and have a making longer sentences.

Today we take a look at some basic words that you can use to link connect short sentences together.

Here's an example,

"We are early. There was no traffic."

"We are early because there was no traffic."

As you can see because is used to link the two pieces of information into one simple sentence.

Now write in the connecting word for each of these sentences. When you have finished, use the connecting words to make your own sentences.

Link: Important Forms Practice
 

  • 1 - She wanted to learn English in London but her friend wanted to go to Brighton.
  • 2 - If you work hard, you can do it.
  • 3 - Although he's lives in Korea, he doesn't speak Korean.
  • 4 - I learnt to surf while on holiday in San Diego.
  • 5 - We will pay for the order when it arrives.
  • 6 - Hang up the clothes after you have taken them out of the washing machine.
  • 7 - My neighbour, who is a doctor, gave me some medical advice.
  • 8 - We could rent a car or we could use public transport.
  • 9 - Unless we leave now we'll be late.
  • 10 - Since it was sunny, we decided to go to the park.


Comments

helpful lesson

helpful lesson ..
my sentences:
1.I choose the blue shirts for my sister,but there is no small size.
2.If I graduate this year,I'll have a job without any doubt.
3.Although she was tired,she did a great job.
4.While he was in restaurant,he didn't eat anything
5.When my mom was a student,she did her homeworks without any help:D.
6.After I finish my party,I'll tidy up my house with my friends.
7.I spent my holyday with Sara ,who was my English teacher.
8.You can eat your dinner in the kitchen or in the dining room.
9.Unless I lost my wallet in John's office,may I go to ask him.
10.I used to play with my pets, since I was child.

Q:Although and While do they have the same meaning?
thank you Chris..
=)

1.I would choose the blue

1.I would choose the blue shirts for my sister,but there is no small size.
4.While he was in the restaurant,he didn't eat anything
5.When my mom was a student,she did her homeworks without any help:D.
9.Unless I lost my wallet in John's office,may I go to ask him.Unless means "If..not". Example: "If I don't lose my wallet, I will go = Unless I lose my wallet, I will go.
10.I have played with my pets since I was a child.

Think of "although" as similar to "but" and "while" as similar to "when".

Examples:
"He's arriving today, although I don't know exactly when."
"I was making dinner while she was doing her homework."

Connectives - How to make longer sentences

knowing the connector is not an issue but using it appropriately.

this is a good lesson!

thank you!

many thanks chris. Layla

many thanks chris.

Layla

My sentence

1(but) He is a good communicator but he make many mistakes in her letters.
2(if) If I prepare my report on time, I'll earn more many.
3(although) I have worked for foreighn company, although I don't know english very well.
4(while) My husbend was waiting for me in car from 5 p.m to 6 p.m yesterday while I was at work.
5(when) When I was a child I wonted to be nurse.
6(after)After I finished the university I have worked for this company
7(who) I hold in respect my father-in-low, who was deputy of parliament
8(or)My sister is going to leave to the capital city or I'll arrive to her.
9(Unless)We shall not arrive to my parents unless the whether is not be fine.
10(since) I help my coleages since I was a manager.

Connectives

Nice grammar. My sentences:

1) Everybody expected that something was going to go wrong, but nothing happened.
2) If I were you, I would definitely turn their offer down.
3) Although I was highly reluctant to pay a visit to them, I made myself come to their house, since they were my relatives and they knew I was in the city.
4) He played the guitar while I was cooking a dinner.
5) I had been already waiting for half an hour when a bus came, it might have been a traffic jam on its way.
6) After spending three weeks lying on the beach under the gentle sun rays, I realized that it would be hard enough to return to my work. Smile
7) I came to the supermarket and after I bought all essentials, I joined a queue to cash desk. Then I remembered I forgot tea, so I tried to memorize the man who was standing in front of me and returned to stalls.
8) They need my agreement now or they will sell that house to another person.
9) Unless I am sure you have got rid of that bad habit I won't go with you to the cinema.

Thank you.

We was planing to chat in

We was planing to chat in Skype with my Canadian friend ,but she unfortunately caught a cold and our meeting was spoiled.
If she will be batter for a next couple of days, we chat.
She sent me a long email although she was not filling well.
She was visiting to Peru while I still home.
She got back when I was going to ski.
Ultimately we were at home after our journeys.
We didn't have a meeting unless we had ironed out our problems.
We could chat or we could emailing.
Since we decided to chat she was a person who got ill.

RE: Connectives

I was planning to chat on Skype with my Canadian friend, but she unfortunately caught a cold and our meeting was spoiled.
If she will be better in a next couple of days, we will chat.
She sent me a long email although she was not feeling well.
She was visiting to Peru while I was still home.
She got back when I was going skiing.
Ultimately we were at home after our journeys.
We wouldn't have had a meeting unless we had ironed out our problems.
We could chat or we could emailing.
Since we decided to chat she was a person who got ill.

Nice examples - only a

Nice examples - only a couple of minor changes.

4) He played the guitar while I was cooking a dinner.
5) I had been already waiting for half an hour when a bus came, it might have been in a traffic jam on its way.
7) I came to the supermarket and after I bought all essentials, I joined a queue for the cash desk. Then I remembered I forgot tea, so I tried to memorize the man who was standing in front of me and returned to stalls.

In example 6 you can say "Then I remembered that I had forgotten milk."

Chris

My Own Sentences

1 She wanted to go for a walk but the weather was awful.
2 If I work hard I have a good result.
3 Although he wrote a letter he didn't sent it.
4 She watched a lot of new films while her visiting Hollywood.
5 When we arrived we visited a lot of museums.
6 After washing you have to iron the clothes.
7 A teacher, who was a young handsome man, tryed to explain new grammar.
8 You can go to the shop or you can buy all nessesary at the market.
9 Unless we find this book we'll read it.
10 Since I have written this task I get tired. Wink
Thank you for practice!!! Smile

RE: My Own Sentences

Just a few small changes to your sentences:

3 Although he wrote a letter he didn't send it.
4 She watched a lot of new films while her visiting Hollywood.
7 A teacher, who was a young handsome man, tried to explain new grammar.
8 You can go to the shop or you can buy all necessities at the market.
9 Unless we find this book we'll can'tread it. = If we don't find this book we can't read it.

Keep up the good work!

Chris

Thank you for the Answer # 3

Thank you for the Answer
# 3 and 7 - it's my disgrase! At Wits End
#7 and 8 - very valuable correction
#9 - I didn't know that UNLESS = If Not
Thank you very much for your Hard Work! Smile