A conjunctive adverb connects two independent clauses or sentences. Typically, adverbs modify other words (verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs). Conjunctive adverbs, however, are used to modify two independent clauses and join them together, behaving more like coordinating conjunctions.
These adverbs are aptly named because "conjunctive" comes from the Latin word for "join together." Let's take a closer look at these adverbs in action.