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Sentence connectors

Sentence connectors form a bridge between two independent clauses. Some examples: however, therefore, furthermore, for example, on the other hand, in addition, still, otherwise, that is.

  1. to form one compound sentence, punctuated with a semicolon (;) and a comma (,)
    • In hot climates water evaporates quickly; therefore, the concentration of salt is greater.
    • Ocean salinity varies in different climate zones; for example, the Baltic Sea is much less saline than the Red Sea.
  2. to form two sentences, the second of which begins with the sentence connector followed by a comma (,)
    • In hot climates water evaporates quickly. Therefore, the oceans are more saline.
    • Ocean salinity varies in different climate zones. For example, the Baltic Sea is much less saline than the Red Sea.

Select the correct method of joining the following sentences.

  1. Many local councils have taken steps to encourage the use of bicycles. Cycling lanes have been added to many major roads.
  2. Many local councils have taken steps to encourage the use of bicycles, for example cycling lanes have been added to many major roads.

    Many local councils have taken steps to encourage the use of bicycles; for example, cycling lanes have been added to many major roads.

  3. Cycling is being encouraged as it has the potential to ease traffic congestion and air pollution. The high number of accidents is a concern.
  4. Cycling is being encouraged as it has the potential to ease traffic congestion and air pollution. However, the high number of accidents is a concern.

    Cycling is being encouraged as it has the potential to ease traffic congestion and air pollution. However the high number of accidents is a concern.

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