- Connectors (conjunctions) are usually written in specific places in a sentence:
At the beginning of a sentence: in addition, furthermore, morover, however, nevertheless, on the one hand, on the other hand.
Either at the beginning or in the middle: despite, in spite of, although, even though, nevertheless
Only in the middle of a sentence: and, but, also, as well as
CONNECTORS OF ADDITION: in addition, furthermore, moreover, as well as, also, and
CONNECTORS OF CONTRAST: however, nevertheless, on the one hand / on the other hand, in spite of / despite, although /even though, but
Some connectors have got similar meanings but are followed by different structures. Despite and in spite of are followed by a noun phrase or a gerund.
-We did not wear coats despite (apesar de) the cold weather.
-I tried to look happy in spite of (apesar de) feeling terrible.
Even though (apesar de) and although (embora) are followed by a clause
- My car constantly needs repairs even though it’s new.
- My cousin and I aren’t very close, although we’re the same age.
More information at www.emc.maricopa.edu/…/transitionsscribd.doc