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Rachel/Richard,

"First, Then, Next, After that, Finally."

Do we call them logical connectors or sequence connectors or are they called something else?

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Gilbert
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Hello, Gilbert:

Do you remember these previous postings? Were they helpful, or do you need more information?

http://thegrammarexchange.infopop.cc/eve/forums?a=searc...orum_scope=340600179

Rachel
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Hi Rachel,

Yes, I do remember. However, I was not able to get Celce-Murcia's GRAMMAR BOOK, although the book shop did have her 'Techniques and resources in teaching grammar'.

Anyway, Rachel, I do need extra help to identify this particular set of words.

Thank you.
Gilbert
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Celce-Murcia / Larsen-Freeman categorize words like "First, Then, Next, and Finally" in a chapter called "logical connectors." These particular words are in a subcategory "conjunctive adverbials."

"After that" is a phrase that also logically connects sentences. Although it can serve the same function as "then" and "finally," it is not listed under "conjunctive adverbials" in this reference, or even under "logical connectors."

Of course, "after" is a preposition when used with "that," which is its object. The two words together do serve as a logical connector.

When teaching, I have often put all your words, plus others and some phrases like "after that," in a category called "connectors."

Rachel
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My half-penny:

Rachel's teaching approach and mine must have come out of the same mold. We see these words and phrases the same way, but I've called them sequence connectors since they're used to show the order in which something is done, such as you find in a process composition.

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Thanks a lot Rachel, Richard.

Yours gratefully,

Gilbert
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