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Transcript of COHESIVE DEVICES
she had only moments to reach
her sister's house on the outskirts of town.
She thought to hail a taxi cab, but none were lined up at the taxi stand. She tried calling from a service phone, but the taxi service number was busy. She tried again and again and gave up. She began to run, hoping to spot a cab along the way. A horn blasted alongside her. It was Elmer, her sister's neighbor. COHESIVE DEVICES As a result, consequently,
therefore, hence, for this reason To signal consequences: but, yet, however, although, whereas, though, even so, nonetheless,
till, on the other hand, on the contrary To signal DIFFERENCE: Before, meanwhile, later, soon, at last, earlier, thereafter, afterward, by that time, from then on, first, next, now, presently, shortly, immediately, finally To signal relation in TIME: There are several types of cohesive devices, and each category leads your reader to make certain connections or assumptions about the areas you are connecting.
Some lead your reader forward and imply the "building" of an idea or thought,
while others make your reader compare ideas or draw conclusions from the preceding thoughts. Types: cohesive devices are like bridges between parts of your paper
They are cues that help the reader to interpret ideas in the way that you, as a writer, want them to understand What are they? Paragraph hooks: Transition words are audience cues that help the reader shift from one paragraph to the next.
These connections between paragraphs help the reader see the relationships of the various parts.
Transition words or phrases at the beginning of a new paragraph—such as first, second, next, another, finally, on the other hand, however—show the reader where the essay is going next. Paragraph Transitions Likewise, similarly,
nce again, once more To signal similarity:
Coherence in writing means achieving a consistent relationship among parts.
Cohesive devices show the logical relationships between the various parts of an essay as well as between sentences and paragraphs.
Cohesive devices include:
transitional words and expressions Cohesive Devices Eventually
Moments later D: Join the two sentences to make ONE sentence,
using AND, SO, BECAUSE, BUT or OR 1. I could not go out last night. I was too busy.
2. I could not go with my friend. He went
3. My friend went to the cinema to see a film.
The film wasn't very good. 1. The cinema was full of people. They were all smoking.
2. We did practice. Our presentation failed.
3. Receptionist must be able to send information.
He passes the message accurately.
4. It was my birthday. He didn't send me a card.
5. She didn't invite me. I didn't attend her party. D: Join the two sentences to make ONE sentence,
using AND, SO, BECAUSE, BUT or YET 1. The cinema was full of people and they were all smoking.
2. We did practice yet our presentation failed.
3. Receptionist must be able to send information and to passe the message accurately.
4. It was my birthday but he didn't send me a card.
5. She didn't invite me, so I didn't attend her party.