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Words that are used to connect ideas are called connectors (or
linking devices). There are three main types of connectors:
subordinating conjunctions, coordinating conjunctions and
Subordinating conjunctions: A subordinating conjunction
connects a dependent clause to a main clause.
It shows how an idea in one clause is related to the idea in the
Coordinating conjunctions and Transitions: Both coordinating
conjunctions and transitions connect main
clauses. They show how ideas within sentences and also across
sentences are related.
Prepositions and prepositional phrases can also link ideas.
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