Conjunctive Adverbs Grammar Video Lesson

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Conjunctive Adverbs Definition

A conjunctive adverb is an adverb that joins two clauses. It is punctuated with a semicolon before it and a comma after it.

Examples of Conjunctive Adverbs

Some examples of conjunctive adverbs would be the following:

  • This climate is too hot for growing squash; however, chili peppers grow well in this heat.
  • The theater began to fill with concertgoers; meanwhile, the singers did vocal exercises backstage.
  • We had planned to go to the beach; instead, we played board games inside.
  • Kristen got stuck in traffic on the way to the show; consequently, she missed the opening act.
  • The marching band did not have enough money for new uniforms; therefore, they planned a fundraiser.

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