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COMPARISON STRUCTURE WORDS

SENTENCE CONNECTORS Similarly Likewise Also Too

CLAUSE CONNECTORS SUBORDINATORS COORDINATORS/C ORRELATIVE CONJUNCTIONS As And Just as Both and Not only but also Neither nor

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Like(+noun) Just like(+noun) Similar to(+noun) (be) similar (to) (be) the same as (be) the same (be) alike (be) similar (to) To compare (to/with)

Examples: 1. Human workers can detect malfunctions in machinery; likewise/similarly, a robot can be programmed to detect equipment malfunctions. Human workers can detect malfunctions in machinery; a robot can also. Human workers can detect malfunctions in machinery; a robot can, too.
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Robots can detect malfunctions in machinery, as/just as human workers can. Robots and human workers/both robots and human workers/not only robots but also human workers can detect malfunctions in machinery. Neither robots nor human workers are infallible.

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Robots, like/just like/similar to human workers, can detect malfunctions in machinery. 5. Robots are similar to/are the same as human workers because they can both detect malfunctions in machinery.
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In their ability to detect malfunctions in machinery, robots and human workers are the same. Robots and human workers are alike/are similar because they can both detect malfunctions in machinery. Robots can be compared to/be compared with human workers in
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their ability to detect malfunctions in machinery.

COMPARISON STRUCTURE WORDS

SENTENCE CONNECTORS However Nevertheless Nonetheless Still In contrast In (by) comparison On the other hand On the contrary

CLAUSE CONNECTORS SUBORDINATORS COORDINATORS/C ORRELATIVE CONJUNCTIONS Although But Even though Yet Though While whereas

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Despite (+noun) In spite of (+noun) Differ from Compared (to/with) (be) different (from) (be) dissimilar to (be) unlike

Examples: 1. It began to rain; however/nevertheless/nonetheless/still, we continued our hike.


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We continued our hike although/even though/though it began to rain. It began to rain; but/yet we continued our hike. Despite/in spite of the rain, we continued our hike. The term rock music commonly refers to music styles after 1959 that were influenced primarily by white musicians; however/in contrast/in comparison/on the other hand, rhythm-and-blues music styles were influenced primarily by black musicians. Innovation in rock music comes not just from the United States; on the contrary, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were from Great Britain, and the music style known as reggae came from the Caribbean island of Jamaica. The term rock music commonly refers to music styles after 1959 that were influenced primarily by white musicians, while/whereas rhythm-and-blues music styles were influenced primarily by black musicians. The term rock music commonly refers to music styles after 1959 that were influence primarily by white musicians, but rhythm-and-blues music styles were influenced primarily by black musicians.
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Early rock music differs from later styles in that later styles make use of electronics to produce new sounds. to/compared with earlier rock styles, later styles have a harder sound. punk, rap, grunge, and techno styles of the 90s are very different from/dissimilar to/unlike the rock music played by Elvis Presley in the 50s, but they have the same roots.

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