Adverbs of Conjunction

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Adverb of Conjuction

Adverbs of conjunction join two independent clauses or sentences together by emphasizing the verb. They are often used to show addition or comparison, to indicate a consequence, to show contrast or emphasis, to show cause and effect, or to clarify.

Adverbs of conjunction typically use two forms of punctuation:

period + adverb + comma

It was hot. Nevertheless, we still went for a run.

Semicolon (;) + adverb + comma

It was hot; nevertheless, we still went for a run

Here are some examples:

NEVERTHELESSI hate snakes; nevertheless, I took my niece in the reptile booth.
STILLIt was getting late; still, we sat on the porch and waited.
THENIf she wants to swim, then she had better wear her bathing suit.

Remember that these can also serve as subordinating conjunctions, but you can tell an adverb of conjunction because it can move positions within a sentence.

Examples: Adverb of conjunction

We went to the park; however, we were unable to stay long.
We went to the park; we were however unable to stay long.
We went to the park; however, we were unable to stay long.

Subordinating conjunction However you decide to vote, there will be a winner tomorrow.

Here is a list of common Adverbs of Conjunction and their meanings:

alsoMary loved to eat doughnuts; also, she loved to bake them.
againShe had again fallen down the stairs.
anywayIt was raining; we decided to go to the library anyway.
besidesWe missed the movie; besides, I’m too tired to watch.
consequentlyI forgot to bring money. Consequently, I didn’t get snacks.
for exampleThe park has lots of things for kids; for example, there are four playgrounds.
furthermoreWe are running out of time and money; furthermore, all support has ended.
howeverI wanted to go first; however, I let my brother ahead of me.
In factShe seems guilty. In fact, I saw her snooping around earlier.
insteadI’m tired of pizza. Let’s have burgers instead.
likewiseMy grandparents wanted their kids to succeed; likewise, they also wanted the same for their grandchildren.
meanwhileThe bunny was eating a carrot; meanwhile, the fox was watching the bunny.
neverthelessTime is almost up; nevertheless, they continued digging.
otherwiseWe’ve got to go; otherwise, we’ll be late for the party.
ratherLet’s not finish this now; rather, let’s start again in the morning.
subsequentlyShe failed her exam; subsequently, she did not graduate.
thenI mowed the lawn first. Then, I did the trim.
thereforeI’ve succeeded in the experiment; therefore, I have proven my hypothesis.
thusWe were willing to wait; thus, we got tickets first.

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