plus

The use of the conjunction ‘plus’ is covered at two different grammar points in the EGP.

Point 14 in CONJUNCTIONS/coordinating is defined as:

‘PLUS’ WITH NOUNS often in relation to numbers.

Point 12 is:

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


*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 


FOR EXAMPLE:

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


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 DO N’T 556
12 PLUS , YOU ‘LL BE 546
13 PLUS , IF YOU HAVE 528
14 PLUS , YOU GET TO 489
15 PLUS , I DO N’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 DO NT 374
24 PLUS , I DO NT 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.