Firstly, we have to know what English connectors are and then we will understand the concept in detail along with the top 5 connectors that you can use in reading, writing as well as speaking. 

In short, English connectors are nothing but small words or even phrases that you could use to connect sentences and paragraphs too. Connectors are used while speaking and writing also. Connectors provide your concept with structure and support which in turn it makes it look more logical, sensible, and meaningful. With the help of Connectors, your writing and contents become more clear and easy to understand. 

Knowingly or unknowingly connectors are used all the time in our everyday chit-chats and other conversations too. 

Remember that each connector has a different purpose and different meanings attached to it. Some connectors sound more formal whereas some of them sound very casual. You could use some of them in writing and speeches and most of them could only be used in writing. 

Now that you know the meaning of Connectors and what they do, let us look at the top 5 of them and you would be surprised to know that you have been using it in your daily conversations and chit-chats.

Connector 1 – BECAUSE

‘Because’ is one of the most used connectors in our daily conversations and writings. ‘Because’ is used in writing as well as while speaking. This connector is used in formal as well as casual situations and contexts. Moreover, the word ‘because’ is the most common English connector to be used.   

For example,

  • I did not have my lunch because I was not hungry.
  • She could not go to the party because she was not invited.

Connector 2 – THEREFORE

Usually, the word ‘Therefore’ is highly used in formal situations and contexts. It is mostly also used in writing. The function of this connection is to tell about the outcome or the conclusion. This is why it is used in the beginning or at the end of a new paragraph. 

For example,

  • She wore red and he wore black. Therefore, they looked different.
  • Linda paints every day. Therefore, her paintings are brilliant.

Connector 3 – THUS 

This connector is very similar to ‘Therefore’ and it is also used in the writing aspect. It is either used at the end or the beginning of a new paragraph. 

For example, 

  • Getting good with Grammar takes time. Thus, you have to be consistent.
  • Zach was good with studies. Thus, he kept getting good grades.

Connector 4 – ACTUALLY

We use the word ‘Actually’ quite often which is why it can be used in the middle, beginning, or even at the end of the sentences. Moreover, we can use it in the formal, casual, writing, and even in conversational situations. 

For example,

  • Actually my parents think going abroad for studies was my best decision.
  • Studying abroad isn’t new. Actually it is more common than we think.

Connector 5 – IN FACT

‘In fact’ is such a phrase that we hear it quite a lot in conversations and writings. Along with this, it is also used in conversations and writings. Not just this, it is also used in formal and casual situations. This connector is used after we put forth a fact or we state our opinion and also to support it with another. 

For example,

  • We haven’t been talking for quite a while. In fact I don’t even think that our relationship will grow.
  • I love to eat chicken. In fact, I cook it every day. 

Now, we have studied all the top 5 connectors that we use every day in our daily lives, whether we are in casual situations or in formal situations, connectors make it more easy and understandable.

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