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RESULTANDCONSEQUENCE

Asaresultof/asaconsequenceof therecentsalesdrive,ourturnoverhasincreased
substantially.

Reducethenumberofworkersinacompanyand theresultis lowerrunningcosts.

Ourdecisiontoclosethefactoryisaconsequenceof theremovalofgovernmentsubsidiesinthe
region.

Wewereunsureaboutthecorrectprocedurestotake,we therefore askedtheHeadOfficefor


guidance.

Wewereunsureaboutthecorrectprocedurestotake, so/consequently weaskedtheHead


Officeforguidance.

CONTRAST

1Clausesofcontrast

Wewillcompletetheprojectontime eventhough thescheduleistight.

Although thescheduleistightwewillcompletetheproject.

ThecostofafirstclasstickettoMadridwouldbe$2.500, whereas aneconomyclassticket


wouldcostjust$700.

Whenweconductedthemarketresearch,somepeopleemphasizedtheimportanceofquality
whileothersweremoreinterestedinthespeedofservice.

Airfreightwillprovideveryfastdelivery,however/but itisveryexpensive.

2Phrasesofcontrast

Inspiteofthemachinebreakdown,wecompletedtheorder.

Despite oureffortswewereunabletocompletetheworkontimelastmonth.

3Sentenceconnectorsofcontrast

Wehaveimprovedquality. However ,westillneedtoreducewastage.

Wecantaffordtobuyanynewequipmentatpresent. Nevertheless ,weneedtoinvesttokeep


upwithourcompetitors.

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Youareverylate. Still ,Imverygladyouarehere.


Acutininterestratewillgivetheeconomyaboost. Evenso ,anyrecoveryislikelytobevery
slow.



COMPARISON


Cleanclean er
thanthe
clean est
Dirtydirti er

than
thedirti
est

Successful more successful than
themost successful


Ascleanas

Assuccessful as

Twice/threetimes asmuch/many/high as

Compared to
Incomparison with



DEGREEOFCOMPARISON

198______________________fractionallylower
200 _______________________marginallyhigher

190 _____________________alittle/moderatelylower
200 _______________________slightlyhigher

160 ______________somewhatlower
200 _______________________ratherhigher

100 __________substantially/significantlylower
200 _______________________considerablyhigher

40 ___far/much/dramaticallylower
200_______________________agreatdealhigher


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