A selection of example connectives/conjunctions arranged into categories.
Temporal / Time Connectives - Used to instruct, recount and sequence
after a while afterwards at once at this moment at this point before that finally first (second third etc...) here in the end lastly later on meanwhile next next time now on another occasion previously since soon straightaway then until then when whenever while
Comparative Connectives - Used to compare, discuss and argue
Showing similarity or adding a point additionally also as well even furthermore in addition indeed let alone moreover not only
Showing a difference or an opposite point of view alternatively anyway but by contrast differs from elsewhere even so however in contrast in fact in other respects in spite of this in that respect instead nevertheless on the contrary on the other hand rather though whereas yet
Reinforcing a point after all anyway besides moreover
besides e.g. for example for instance i.e. in other words in that that is to say
first(ly) (second(ly) etc...) first of all finally lastly for one thing for another in the first place to begin with next in summation to conclude
Causal Connectives - Used to show cause or conditions
accordingly all the same an effect of an outcome of an upshot of as a consequence of as a result of because caused by consequently despite this even though hence however in that case moreover nevertheless otherwise so so as stemmed from still then therefore though under the circumstances yet
Exemplifying Connectives - Used for showing results
accordingly as a result as exemplified by consequently for example for instance for one thing including provided that since so such as then therefore these include through unless without
Connectives on Bricks (SB1965)
A set of 12 connectives presented on authentic-looking bricks. Ideal for creating a word wall display in your classroom.