Conjunctions and Conjunctive Adverbs

Conjunctions and Conjunctive Adverbs

CONJUNCTIONS AND CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS In General Conjunctions have one job, To connect words, phrases, or clauses Their presence provides smooth transitions from one idea to another.

Allows for varied sentence structure and to create clarity Weve studied Coordinating conjunctions FANBOYS Connects two independent clauses together He picked me up late and waited in the car for me to come out.

Subordinating Conjunctions Connects a independent clause and dependent clause together Whenever someone orders me a water without asking, he has to be cheap. Weve studied Correlative Conjunctions

Travel in pairs He was not only cheap, but also a bad kisser. Interjections School House Rock Hey! If you want to go out with him, you can. Conjunctive Adverbs An adverb is:

a part of speech that modifies a verb, adverb, adjectives, clauses, and sentences. Therefore, anything but a noun. (adjective) 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 Which means

The adverb still modifies a verb, adjective, adverb, or sentence But now connects the two clauses Punctuation To correctly punctuate a conjunctive adverb 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 If a conjunctive adverb is used in any other position in a sentence, it is set off by commas. Examples You must do your homework;

otherwise, you might get a bad grade. I will not be attending the show. Therefore, I have extra tickets for anyone that can use them. Amy practiced the piano; meanwhile, her brother practiced the violin. Marion needed to be home early. Consequently, she left work at 3 p.m. Examples Cont. Secretary Bennett, however, maintains that more federal aid would only encourage universities to count on the government to meet any increases they might impose.

Works Cited Your Dictionary Grammar. List of Conjunctive Adverbs. LovetoKnow Corp. 2012. The Writing Center. The Writers Handbook: Using Conjunctive Adverbs. The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Monday, 2 July 2012.

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