conjunctive adverb


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conjunctive adverb

Conjunctive adverbs (also called linking adverbs or connecting adverbs) are a specific type of conjunction. Conjunctions are used to join together words, phrases, or clauses. Conjunctive adverbs are specifically used to connect two independent clauses.
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conjunctive adverb

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A function word that connects two sentences and provides adverbial emphasis, as therefore in This intersection is dangerous; therefore motorists should approach it slowly.
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2) When the clauses of a compound sentence are internally punctuated, or when conjunctive adverb however appears, a semicolon between the clauses usually makes things clearer for the reader.
Examples of conjunctive adverbs or adverbial phrases in English are "as a result," "therefore," and "consequently.
There were 23 instances of conjunctive devices (see Appendix A) that conjoined two independent sentences and these included discourse markers, coordinating conjunctions, conjunctive adverbs or adverbial phrases and prepositional phrases acting as discourse markers (see Fraser, 1999).
The following linguistic means play an important part in the mechanism of scientific text cohesion formation: articles, conjunctive adverbs, adverbs, parenthesis, deictic units, prepositions and verbs that are predominantly used in scientific style.
They could write sentences using conjunctive adverbs and independent and dependent clauses, but they wanted a simple, direct way to explain these concepts to clients, asking, "What is the protocol for words like therefore, however, and rather.
The sample on the website is about conjunctions--coordinating conjunctions, conjunctive adverbs and the other stuff you probably hoped you left behind when you finished high school English.
The focus is compound adverbs such as therein, thereby, thereof, thereafter, therefore, and thereto, and the relative and conjunctive adverbs there/thereas and where/whereas.