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Conjunctive Adverbs

Conjunctive adverbs are adverbs that act as a form of conjunction. These adverbs not only connect two parts of a sentence, but also provide a specific transition between those parts. To do this, they require the aid of a semicolon and a comma. For example:

Julia begged and begged for a car; nevertheless, her parents didn’t think it was a good idea for her to get a car now.

In the above sentence, the conjunctive adverb is "nevertheless". In addition to joining the two independent clauses, it is providing a specific transition between the first and second clauses. Notice that it has a semicolon before it (at the end of the first independent clause), and a comma after it.

Here is a list of common conjunctive adverbs:

also

additionally

besides

consequently

conversely

elsewhere

equally

finally

furthermore

hence

however

indeed

instead

likewise

meanwhile

moreover

namely

nevertheless

otherwise

similarly

still

subsequently

then

therefore

thus

yet

 

 

Conjunctive adverbs also have a few other uses that are covered in the next grade level.

 





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