plus

The use of the conjunction ‘plus’ is covered by two different B1 grammar points in the English Grammar Profile.

Point 14 in CONJUNCTIONS/coordinating is defined as:

‘PLUS’ WITH NOUNS often in relation to numbers.

The home offers four bedrooms plus a study which could be a potential fifth bedroom.

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Point 12 is:

‘plus’ to connect clauses and sentences, often to point out a positive addition or advantage.

Here’s an example of ‘plus‘ joining sentences:

They can show where the robot is going or if it’s confused.   Plus, eyes make robots more human.


This post is another example where the English Vocabulary Profile is clearer than the English Grammar Profile.  In the EVP, there are 3 entries for ‘plus’.

PREPOSITION
A2= added to

CONJUNCTION
B1 = and also

NOUN [C]
B2 INFORMAL = an advantage or a good feature

Here’s an example of ‘plus‘ as a noun:

It is also not noisywhich is a big plus.


A search in iWeb for:

plus * * * *

1 PLUS. 1289
2 PLUS, IT’S A 874
3 PLUS, OF COURSE, 823
4 PLUS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 811
5 PLUS, IF YOU ‘RE 774
6 PLUS THE COST OF THE 724
7 PLUS SIGN ( + ) 723 (not a conjunction)
8 PLUS, THERE ‘S A 626
9 PLUS, YOU’LL GET 604
10 PLUS, YOU CAN USE 574
11 PLUS, YOU DON’T 556
12 PLUS, YOU’LL BE 546
13 PLUS, IF YOU HAVE 528
14 PLUS, YOU GET TO 489
15 PLUS, I DON’T 485
16 PLUS, YOU’LL HAVE 474
17 PLUS, IT HAS A 468
18 PLUS SO MUCH MORE! 448
19 PLUS, THERE IS A 440
20 PLUS, IF YOU ARE 421
21 PLUS, YOU CAN GET 416
22 PLUS ACCRUED AND UNPAID INTEREST 415
23 PLUS, YOU DONT 374
24 PLUS, I DONT 363
25 PLUS , YOU ‘LL FIND 362
26 PLUS Q! Q! Q! Q! 362
27 PLUS , IT COMES WITH 348
28 PLUS THE FACT THAT THE 342
29 PLUS IN MY BOOK . 337
30 PLUS , THERE ‘S NO 331
31 PLUS A WHOLE LOT MORE 331
32 PLUS , YOU HAVE TO 328
33 PLUS , THERE ‘S THE 319
34 PLUS , IF YOU DO 311
35 PLUS , THERE IS NO 306
36 PLUS , IT ‘S NOT 305
37 PLUS , IT CAN BE 305
38 PLUS , YOU CAN ALSO 296
39 PLUS , A LOT OF 290
40 PLUS MUCH MORE . 290
41 PLUS , YOU GET A 283
42 PLUS THE FACT THAT IT 279
43 PLUS SHIPPING AND HANDLING . 278
44 PLUS ( + ) SIGN 275
45 PLUS YOU DO N’T HAVE 275
46 PLUS SO MUCH MORE . 269
47 PLUS , THERE WILL BE 267
48 PLUS A WIDE RANGE OF 266
49 PLUS , BUT NOT REQUIRED 260
50 PLUS , IT DOES N’T 259

* * * * plus

1 . ON THE PLUS 2997
2 7 AND IPHONE 7 PLUS 1428
3 6 AND IPHONE 6 PLUS 1302
4 IPHONE 6 AND 6 PLUS 1064
5 IPHONE 7 AND 7 PLUS 995
6 , WHICH IS A PLUS 937
7 WHICH IS A BIG PLUS 846
8 WHICH IS ALWAYS A PLUS 799
9 IPHONE 6S AND 6S PLUS 763
10 WHICH IS A HUGE PLUS 727
11 6S AND IPHONE 6S PLUS 617
12 , AND MORE. PLUS 613
13 SO THAT’S A PLUS 518 (not a conjunction)
14 GALAXY S8 AND S8 PLUS 469
15 ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS 441
16 IS A STANDARD ECONOMY PLUS 426
17 , BUT ON THE PLUS 368
18 OF THE ABOVE, PLUS 359
19 MARGIN OF ERROR OF PLUS 319
20 THIS IS A BIG PLUS 303
21 7 OR IPHONE 7 PLUS 296
22 6 , IPHONE 6 PLUS 282
23 THAT ‘S A BIG PLUS 269
24 , TWITTER , GOOGLE PLUS 253
25 THIS IS A HUGE PLUS 253
26 6 OR IPHONE 6 PLUS 252
27 AND MUCH MORE. PLUS 252
28 . BUT ON THE PLUS 251
29 FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ( PLUS 251
30 ON THE IPHONE 7 PLUS 247
31 . CLICK THE PLUS 242
32 OF THE IPHONE 7 PLUS 235
33 IS ALSO A BIG PLUS 232
34 WOULD BE A BIG PLUS 229
35 S8 AND GALAXY S8 PLUS 215
36 , CLICK ON THE PLUS 208
37 WHICH IS A MAJOR PLUS 195
38 THE IPHONE 7 PLUS 193
39 , THE IPHONE 7 PLUS 188
40 IPHONE 6 OR 6 PLUS 187
41 TO CHOOSE FROM , PLUS 183
42 ) . ON THE PLUS 181
43 OF THE IPHONE 6 PLUS 181
44 FOR THE IPHONE 6 PLUS 176
45 FOR THE IPHONE 7 PLUS 175
46 OF THE LOAN AMOUNT PLUS 175
47 THE SAME TIME . PLUS 173
48 IPHONE 7 OR 7 PLUS 172
49 BY CLICKING ON THE PLUS 171 (doesn’t appear to be a conjunction)
50 . ALL THIS , PLUS 165


A2 Vocabulary:

cost, fact, if, plus, so, whole, wide

B1:

amount, district, handling, huge, interest, loan, range, required


*However our following example is overshadowed by the use of a noun without an article:

PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE, Portuguese, Female, Level 3, Writing class.

Real price of the living room $889.99 now is available at $378.99 plus tax,

the coffee table is available now at $141.95 tax included, it was $283.95.


*The word ‘plus’ is difficult to tag in corpora.  

1 PLUS (II) 1002649, 3 PLUS (NN1) 135917, 39 PLUS (NP1) 1087, 52 PLUS (RR%) 604, 68 PLUS (CC%) 62 

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