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Using conjunctions

This section shows you the different types of conjunction that are used to signal the relationships between information and ideas in a text. You can practise using the different types of conjunction in context.

Conjunctions are words that link ideas. They bring one idea or piece of information into some kind of relationship with another idea or piece of information. In this way, they help to create continuity or ‘flow’ in a text.

If ideas and information are not clearly linked by appropriate conjunctions, your readers have to try to work out the relationships by themselves. Your writing may also appear very descriptive since it is continually making statements without showing the relationships between them.

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