Communication involves transmitting ideas, and in order to ensure we communicate meaningfully we employ various tools. In the last four High English quizzes we have examined one of these tools, connectors. We continue with one more set of connectors - the one that is used to express similar ideas.
We have, probably, used these connectors without realising what they stood for. The connectors that express similar ideas are:
In the same way
The words used by themselves also point to an expression of similar ideas. Take a look at this sentence:
‘Generally, we are frightened of stray dogs. In the same way, stray dogs are also frightened of us.’
The above is a sentence which expresses a similar idea: that just as we are afraid of stray dogs, so are stray dogs afraid of us. We notice that the meaning of the connector words by themselves give the clue. In the above example we could have used all the other connectors in place of ‘in the same way’ except ‘correspondingly’ and ‘also.’ Here's another example:
‘We are not permitted to use our cell phones here. Similarly, we have to turn off the cell phones when we are in the study room.’
This is a sentence where one action in the first sentence is applicable to another action in the second sentence and we establish the similarity by using the connector ‘similarly.’ We also note that the connector word by itself gives a clue.
The quizzes that we attempted earlier had multiple choice answers. Similarly, the quizzes that follow will have multiple choice answers. Did we notice a connector word in the previous two sentences? If not, take the quiz and learn about the connectors used to express similar ideas!
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