Sunday, March 23, 2014

Conjunctive Adverbs


     When an adverb is used to connect other words, it is called a conjunctive adverb.

     A CONJUNCTIVE ADVERB is an adverb that acts as a conjunction to connect complete ideas.

     Conjunctive adverbs are often used as transitions. Transitions serve as bridges between different ideas.

     Conjunctive adverbs are preceded by a semicolon and followed by a comma.

        accordingly                            finally                            nevertheless
        again                                      furthermore                    otherwise
        also                                        however                          then
        besides                                   indeed                             therefore
        consequently                         moreover                         thus

The following examples show how conjunctive adverbs can be used to make transitions between different ideas.

EXAMPLES:    Maureen would have come with us; however, she had a project to
                           I arrived late; furthermore, I forgot my books.

     The table that follows illustrates a list of conjunctive adverbs and the ideas they connect.

                   Conjunctive Adverbs                             Idea They Communicate
also, besides, furthermore, moreover                                      addition
however, nevertheless, on the other hand, still                       contrast
else, otherwise                                                                         alternation
consequently, hence, therefore, thus                                       conclusion
for example, namely.                                                               exemplification


Name:________________________ Section:______________ Date:_____________

A. Encircle the appropriate conjunctive adverb to complete each of the following sentences.    

1. Several accidents have occurred on that ride; ( nevertheless, namely), people wait in line for  

    their turn on it.

2. I saw that movie; ( besides, however), I did not enjoy it.

3. The train arrived late; (also, thus), we missed the concert.

4. Finish your dinner; (consequently, otherwise), you will have no dessert.

5. Paolo is reliable; ( moreover, accordingly), he is never late.

6. The fans waited for hours; (furthermore, finally), the star arrived.

7. We wanted to go to Spain; (instead, therefore), we went to Italy.

8. Roberta didn't have all the ingredients to bake a cake; (otherwise, therefore), she decided to

    prepare something else.

9. The check was for more than the balance; (still, consequently), it bounced.

10. John refused to apply for the job; (moreover, thus), he wouldn't even discuss why.

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