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Synthesis and Transformation – PSLE-Techniques

Updated: Mar 17, 2022


Synthesis-and-Transformation–PSLE-Techniques

One technique to ace PSLE Synthesis and Transformation is to understand connectors and what are their roles when it comes to formation of sentences. In this blog, we will cover a few connectors related to ADDITION. Some common connectors used to show addition are: and, both, not only, but also, together with, along with, as well as, in addition to, apart from.

We will cover 5 connectors.


1. Addition connector - and

Function: You use and to join two or more things.


  1. The cat greeted Jane when she entered the room.

__________________________________________________________ and


______________________________________________________________.


Did you guess the answer?

Ans: Jane entered the room and the cat greeted her.


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2. The baby cried when the door slammed shut.


__________________________________________________________ and


______________________________________________________________.



2. Addition connector - Not only...but also

Function: You use not only...but also to add one thing or action to another, emphasising that both are involved. You put not only before the first item and but also before the second item.


  1. We use mobile phones for communication. We also use them for playing games.

__________________________________________________________ not only


______________________________________________________________.


Did you guess the answer?

Ans: We use mobile phone not only for communication but also for playing games.


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2. The woman is beautiful. She has a kind heart.


__________________________________________________________ not only


______________________________________________________________.


3. Addition connector - As well as

Function: As well as has the same function as and.

  1. She has got a mobile phone. She has got a tablet.

__________________________________________________________ as well as


______________________________________________________________.


Did you guess the answer?

Ans: She has got a mobile phone as well as a tablet.


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2. Gold, silver and platinum are precious metals.


__________________________________________________________ as well as


______________________________________________________________.


4. Addition connector - Together with

Function: Together with has the same function as and.

  1. You must bring your Math file to class tomorrow. You must also bring your calculator.

__________________________________________________________ together with


______________________________________________________________.


Did you guess the answer?

Ans: You must bring your Math file, together with your calculator, to class tomorrow.


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2. Jason walks to school every day. His sisters also walk to school every day.


__________________________________________________________ together with


______________________________________________________________.


4. Addition connector - Apart from

Function: You can use apart from to talk about addition. Apart from is followed by a noun, noun phrase or gerund.

  1. Benedict speaks Japanese fluently. He also speaks Malayalam and Korean.

Apart from __________________________________________________________


___________________________________________________________________.


Did you guess the answer?

Ans: Apart from speaking Japanese fluently, Benedict speaks Malayalam and Korean.


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2. Kate excels in her studies. She is also our best basketball player.


Apart from __________________________________________________________


___________________________________________________________________.


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