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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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connectivecon‧nect‧ive /kəˈnektɪv/ noun [countable]  SLGa word that joins parts of a sentence
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connectiveIn other words, the primary communicative function of causal connectives is to signal causal direction.This theme is echoed by the discrepancy in results between experimental and observational studies of children's knowledge of causal connectives.The five-year-olds were less prolific than the other groups in producing either deductive markers or causal connectives.They are united into a longitudinal chain by a pair of connectives which issue from the posterior border of the suboesophageal ganglion.Alongside the sorts of connective listed above, other kinds of link can also be useful.The longitudinal cords are termed connectives and join a pair of ganglia with those which precede and succeed it.By far the commonest of these three connectives is and.
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