Conjunctive Adverbs for intermediate learners
As their name requires, conjunctive adverbs are used to connect two clauses. They can be moved around in the sentence. So, read the article to learn the rules.
What Are Conjunctive Adverbs?
When we want to connect two independent clauses together, we use conjunctive adverbs. They are adverbs that are also called adverbial conjunctions or subordinating adverbs.
Common Conjunctive Adverbs
Below is a list of some of the most common conjunctive adverbs in English:
Now, let us see some examples below:
The situation is not good right now.
As you can see, both clauses are independent.
Nothing good will come out of it.
Conjunctive Adverbs: Uses
Conjunctive adverbs are used in various different contexts. However, we are going to learn some of them below:
- Cause and Effect
- Providing Examples
Cause and Effect
We can use conjunctive adverbs to show why something happened and how it resulted. The first clause shows the cause and the second one is the effect. Some of the most commonly-used cause and effect conjunctive adverbs are as follows:
Now, let us take a look at several examples below:
She refused to talk to him.
He went to Stanford University.
We can use conjunctive adverbs to add ideas and extra information to the clause. Below are some of the commonly-used conjunctive adverbs in this category. Take a look:
Let us examine some examples below:
I want to become an actress.
Morty will hurt you again.
When we want to compare people, objects, or literally any two things with each other, we can use conjunctive adverbs. Take a look at the list below to get a glimpse of some of them:
Now take a look at the examples below:
He was a rustic boy.
She had a habit of constant nagging.
When we want to give examples in order to support what we are saying, we can use conjunctive adverbs. Below is a list of common conjunctive adverbs used for this purpose:
- For example
- That is
Now, let us take a look at the following examples:
Listening to music helps you a lot.
Some famous stars,
When it comes to using conjunctive adverbs in sentences, there are specific rules for punctuation. If the clause before them is independent, we can use either a period or a semicolon. Take a look at the following example:
I don't want to continue this anymore.
If the clause begins with a conjunctive adverb, use a comma after it. Study the following example:
If the conjunctive adverb is put in the middle of the sentence, we usually put commas before and after it. Take a look at the following example:
Go for it,
Please note that when the conjunctive adverb is only one-syllable, we do not use any commas either before or after it. Look at the following example:
Go to professor Rey's office and get her signature