The Six Ways of Creating Cohesion

The Six Ways of Creating Cohesion

Matching exercise 2

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.




This method of creating cohesion uses one word/phrase to replace a word/phrase used earlier. For example, "the one(s)" and "the same" can be used to replace nouns (e.g. "I'll have the same."). Verbs can be replaced by "do" (e.g. "The authorities said they had acted, but nobody believed they had done."). In speaking, whole clauses can be replaced by, "so" or "not" (e.g. "I hope so/not.").
In this way of creating cohesion you can use: synonyms (e.g. "beautiful" for "lovely"); hyponyms and superordinates (e.g. "daffodil", "rose" and In this way of creating cohesion, words are omitted because they are understood from the context (e.g. "John can type and I can [type] too!"; "I don't want to go out, do you?[want to go out].
This type of cohesion includes listing words (e.g. "firstly", "next", "lastly"); linkers for addition (e.g. "moreover", "and", "also"); concession (e.g. "but", "however", "despite"); and cause and effect (e.g. "so", "because", "as a result").