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Understanding Coherence: Making Sense of Text through Connection Explanation for Underlined Cohesive Devices: 3.2.1 Cohesive Device: Conjunction "but" - Grammatical Function: Connecting contrastin


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Question: Cohesive devices play a significant role in ensuring that a text is coherent and meaningful. There are several cohesive devices in English, which include conjunctions, adverbial phrases, punctuations, among others. Taking this information into account, answer the questions that follow. 3.1.1 What is your understanding of coherence. Use your own words as much as possible. (2 marks) 3.2 Explain the grammatical function and meaning of the cohesive device underlined in sentences 3.2.1 to 3.2.2 below. 3.2.1 We have always known that there is no love lost between the two actors, but we never thought that the animosity could go this far – the killing! (2 marks) 3.2.2 Trafficking humans is an abominable act; hence, the judge handed him a heavy sentence of 20 years without any possibility of parole. (2 marks) 3.3.3 Construct a sentence in which you have used a cohesive device of your choice and underline the device. (2 marks) 3.3.4 Explain the grammatical function and the meaning of the device in sentence 3.3.3. (2 marks)

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3.1.1 Coherence in writing refers to the logical and consistent interconnection of ideas. It involves arranging your thoughts or arguments in a manner that they logically transition from one to the next, keeping the reader engaged and able to follow your ideas easily. A coherent text is clear, easy to understand, well-structured, and holds together as a complex, organized whole. 3.2 3.2.1 The underlined cohesive device 'but' is a conjunction used to introduce a word, clause, or sentence contrasting with what has already been mentioned. Here, it creates a contrast between the previous knowledge of existing animosity between the actors and the surprising extent of it. 3.2.2 The underlined cohesive device 'hence' is an adverb used to indicate a consequence or result. Here, it is used to tell the reader that the heavy sentence handed to the person was a direct result of their involvement in human trafficking. 3.3.3 Jessica loves cats, yet she adopted a dog. Here, 'yet' is the cohesive device. 3.3.4 In sentence 3.3.3, the underlined word 'yet' is a conjunction that introduces a contrast or unexpected element. In this context, it helps to express the unexpected action of Jessica (known to love cats) adopting a dog.

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March 13, 2024, 1:13 a.m.

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Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

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