Understanding sense relationships -- text cohesion It is important for a writer to make sure that the text that he writes makes sense to the reader. This means that he should ensure that his sentences are well connected and related to the main topic that he has in mind. Linking words or discourse markers are cohesive devices. With the use of linking words, sentences can be put together for easy comprehension.
See the table below:
Fill in each of the blanks with an appropriate discourse marker.
You will not find it on any official map 1) _____________ you will not know when you cross the line, but according to some people, the Bermuda Triangle is a very real place where dozen of ships, planes 2. ____________ people have disappeared with no good explanation.
3. __________a magazine first coined the phrase "Bermuda Triangle" in 1964, the mystery has continued to attract attention.
4. _________you dig deeper into most cases, though, they are much less mysterious.
5(a) ____________they were never in the area to begin with 5(b) ___________ there is a reasonable explanation for their disappearance.
Does this mean there is nothing to the claims of so many who have had odd experiences in the Bermuda Triangle? Not necessarily. Scientists have documented deviations from the norm in the area and have found some interesting formations on the sea floor within the Bermuda Triangle's boundaries.
6. _______________, for those who like to believe in it, there is plenty fuel for the fire.
There are facts surrounding what we do know about the area 7._________ some of the most commonly recited stories.
The area may have been named after its Bermuda apex 8._________ Bermuda was once known as the "Isle of Devils".
Treacherous reefs that have ensnared ships sailing too close to its shores surround Bermuda, and there are hundreds of shipwrecks in the waters that surround it.
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