Grammar Talks 3-13 Connectors

Clothes by Season

Meg talks about her clothes that she wears each season.

Todd: So Meg, we are talking about clothes, and you always look nice at work. You have a very nice fashion sense.

Meg: Oh, thank you.

Todd: So you must go shopping a lot.

Meg: I do go shopping sometimes. It's fun to go shopping and buy new clothes especially when it's a new season.

Todd: Like what do you like to wear per season? For example, what do you like to wear in winter?

Meg: In the winter, it's pretty cold, so I like to wear sweaters. Sometimes, a t-shirt with a sweater over it to stay warm. Lots of long-sleeve shirts. I like to wear long-sleeve shirts, and I still wear skirts in the winter, so sometimes, I wear tights underneath the skirts to stay warm.

Todd: What about dresses? Do you like to wear dresses?

Meg: I do like to wear dresses. In the winter, it's a good time actually to wear sweater-dresses. They're warm and a dress, so it's nice for work.

Todd: Sweater-dresses.

Meg: Have you seen a sweater-dress before?

Todd: I have no idea what a sweater-dress is. What is a sweater-dress?

Meg: It's a dress but made of sweater material.

Todd: Ah.

Meg: So sweater-cloth made into a dress. So it's very warm.

Todd: Okay. I was picturing a sweater with a skirt attached to it.

Meg: [Laughs] You might find that, but I think a sweater-dress is a little different.

Todd: Okay. What about… What about in the summer?

Meg: In the summer, I love to wear flip-flops. It's my favorite thing to wear. So I often wear flip-flops with jeans or shorts, skirts again. I don't wear tights in the summer because it's too hot.

Todd: Right. Do you wear flip-flops to work?

Meg: I can't wear flip-flops to work. So when I go to work, I often wear high heels or flats, some dress shoes.

Todd: Okay. So do you like to wear shorts or skirts. Which do you prefer?

Meg: I prefer shorts because it's more comfortable and easy to move around. But I also can't wear shorts to work. So I have many summer skirts for work.

Todd: Okay. Now, let's talk about shoes. So women often have many types of shoes, high heels, boots, flats, like you just said, sneakers. So what kind of shoes besides flip-flops do you like to wear?

Meg: I do have many pairs of shoes and so I like to wear flats and sandals especially in the summer. In the winter, I like to wear boots and rain shoes when it rains or rain boots. When I'm exercising, I like to wear sneakers or tennis shoes because it's good for your feet.

Todd: Oh right. Now you travel a lot, we both travel a lot. What shoes do you usually take when you travel?

Meg: When I travel, I usually take flats because they're easy to remove at the airport and they're light and convenient for traveling.

Todd: Oh, right.

Meg: What shoes do you usually use?

Todd: Just my sneakers. So my sneakers I wear everywhere. Now, women sometimes have accessories, you know, like earrings, necklaces, scarves, things like that. What do you like to wear?

Meg: I like to wear necklaces especially long necklaces. I don't like necklaces that are too short. It feels uncomfortable. I don't like to wear bracelets or a watch because I don't like anything on my wrist, but I do love to wear rings. I usually wear one ring each hand, just for fashion, not for anything special.

Todd: Oh that's nice. Cool. Well anyway, thanks, Meg.

Meg: Thank you.

Basic Conjunctions

The four most common connectors in English are as follows:


I play tennis, and I coach soccer.
I like sports, and I like cooking.
I speak Spanish, and I speak German.


I can drive, but I don’t have a car.
I like golf, but I can’t play well.
I live in Thailand, but I can’t speak Thai.


I am tired, so I will go home.
It is raining, so I will stay inside.
It is his birthday, so I got him a gift.


I failed the test because I didn’t study.
I’m hungry because I skipped lunch.
I put on a coat because it is cold.

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