Emphatic Connectors – Concept, what are they, uses and examples

We explain what emphatic connectors are, their function in the text and examples in sentences. Also, other types of connectors.

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Emphatic connectors draw attention to elements introduced to the text.

What are emphatic connectors?

A specific category of textual markers or discursive connectors is called emphatic connectors or connectors of emphasis, that is, of textual units that we use to link the parts of a text and thus endow it with a logical thread. These textual particles are extremely important for fluent writing and function in a similar way to links, only they do not link parts of a sentence, but rather portions of the same text.

Regarding the emphatic connectors, they are characterized because they draw the reader’s attention to the elements introduced to the text, that is, announce to the reader that a certain textual segment is of special importance, or that they should be given due attention. In other words, they are elements that emphasize a certain part of the text.

Some of the most commonly used emphatic connectors are as follows: Notably, it should be noted that, we must not forget that, note that, let’s not forget that, naturally, obviously, indeed, of course, of course, precisely, indisputably, it should be noted that, actually, definitely, without a doubt, of course, in fact, There’s no doubt that, among others.

Examples of emphatic connectors

The following sentences provide an example of the use of emphatic connectors:

  • The vaccine has been a success. In facthave already approved it in many countries around the world.
  • The green party won many seats in congress. Without a doubt, ecology is a concern of our people.
  • You were late again today. There’s no doubt that that you are an unpunctual person.
  • While the report presents groundbreaking conclusions, it should be noted that it was prepared by students in the last year of their respective careers.
  • We have scheduled a meeting for tomorrow, taking all due precautions, of course.

Other types of connectors

In addition to the emphatic ones, we can talk about other forms of connectors, such as:

  • Additive (or summation) connectors. They are those that incorporate ideas, adding them or adding them to what has been said as in an enumeration. For example: in addition, also, also, in addition, etc.
  • Adversative (or contrast) connectors. Those that introduce an opposition or confrontation between the linked ideas, in such a way that the most recent ones are opposed to the previous ones. For example: still, however, but, on the other hand, etc.
  • Cause and effect connectors. Those that, as their name implies, introduce a relationship of origin and consequence (causality) between the linked elements. For example: consequently, consequently, that way, because of this,
  • Explanatory connectors. Those who return to what has already been said to make it more evident or understandable, offering examples, paraphrases or reiterations. For example: this means, said in another way, for example, or what is the same, etc.
  • Comparative connectors. Those that introduce a comparison or comparison between the linked terms, highlighting their similarities or differences. For example: inversely, like, likewise, contrary, as well as, etc.
  • Conditional connectors. Those that establish a relationship of probability or possibility, that is, a condition, between the linked parties, so that one of them must be fulfilled for the other to be fulfilled as well. For example: given that, unless, if, if so, etc.
  • Temporary connectors. Those who establish in the text a chronological or sequential relationship, that is, a relationship of priority, posteriority or simultaneity with respect to another referent. For example: at the same time, before, once, then, etc.
  • Conclusive connectors. Those who introduce a conclusion or a synthesis regarding what has been said, in preparation for the closing of the text or a part of it. For example: finally, in conclusion, finally, in synthesis, etc.