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Look at the following examples of two simple sentences.

  1. Carers need to provide a stimulating environment.
  2. This only occurs when play materials, books and interesting activities are available to children.

You can join sentences like this:

Click on the highlighted words to find out why.

You cannot join sentences like this:

Click on the highlighted words (or punctuation) to find out why.

Like many other 'connecting' words, however shows that two sentences are related in some way, but it cannot be used by itself to join the sentences together. You can rewrite the example above as two separate sentences, using however to show that they are related.

Carers need to provide a stimulating environment. However, this only occurs when play materials, books and interesting activities are available to children.

 

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