While writing, a list of conjunctive adverbs may be helpful for some people. The purpose of a conjunctive adverb is to show a relationship between clauses such as comparing or contrasting, showing a sequence of events, or showing a cause and effect.
An adverb is a part of speech that modifies a verb, adverb, adjectives, clauses, and sentences, anything but a noun. Many adverbs end in -ly, although not all of them.
A conjunction is a part of speech that connects phrases and clauses. Therefore, a conjunctive adverb is a type of adverb that joins together two clauses. These clauses are usually independent clauses, otherwise known as complete sentences.
This chart is a partial list list of conjunctive adverbs. There are many more to choose from.
To correctly punctuate a conjunctive adverb, a writer will use a semicolon or period at the end of the first independent clause. The conjunctive adverb is then used followed by a comma and the next independent clause.
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