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Conjunctive Adverbs The Misunderstood Adverb 1. Definition of a Conjunctive Adverb Conjunctions join words, phrases, and clauses. Sometimes an adverb.

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1 Conjunctive Adverbs The Misunderstood Adverb 1

2 Definition of a Conjunctive Adverb Conjunctions join words, phrases, and clauses. Sometimes an adverb will also join two independent clauses. We then call it a conjunctive adverb. The list is a sample list. It is not the end all of Conjunctive Adverbs. You can decide if a word is working as one by looking at the punctuation around it. The Sentence Patterns What Do They Look Like? The following is a partial list of conjunctive adverbs: AccordinglyConsequently HoweverSimilarly NextLikewise AlsoFinally IndeedMeanwhile NeverthelessSubsequently BesidesFurthermore InsteadMoreover OtherwiseTherefore Independent Clause + ; +Conjunctive Adverb, +Independent Clause Or Michele wrote the letter ; consequently, Julie mailed it to Jeffrey. IC SC CA C IC P Or Michele wrote the letter; consequently, Julie mailed it to Jeffrey. The Pattern for Joining Two Independent Clauses with a Conjunctive Adverb: IC + ; + CA +, + IC = Complete Sentence 2

3 Let’s Take a Quiz Choose the sentence that is written correctly. 1.a. I will go therefore you can stay home. b. I will go; therefore, you can stay home. c. I will go, therefore, you can stay home. d. I will go, therefore; you can stay home. 2.a. Anna came to the meeting however she had to leave early. b. Anna came to the meeting, however, she had to leave early. c. Anna came to the meeting; however, she had to leave early. d. Anna came to the meeting; however she had to leave early. 3.a. Dinosaurs are extinct; otherwise, we would be very afraid. b. Dinosaurs are extinct, otherwise, we would be very afraid. c. Dinosaurs are extinct; otherwise we would be very afraid. d. Dinosaurs are extinct otherwise we would be very afraid. 3

4 Let’s Take a Quiz Choose the sentence that is written correctly. 4.a. Fifty girls signed up for a prom dress; finally; they had to close the contest. b. Fifty girls signed up for a prom dress; finally, they had to close the contest. c. Fifty girls signed up for a prom dress finally they had to close the contest. d. Fifty girls signed up for a prom dress, finally they had to close the contest. 5.a. Liam left the house subsequently he forgot his books. b. Liam left the house, subsequently, he forgot his books. c. Liam left the house; subsequently, he forgot his books. d. Liam left the house, subsequently; he forgot his books. Do you think you know these? Let’s look at the answers: 4

5 The Answers 1.B 2.C 3.A 4.B 5.C 5 # CorrectGrade % 5 100% 4 80% 3 60% 2 40% 1 20% 0 0% # CorrectGrade % 3100% 267% 133% 00% Well, how did you do??? As well as you think you did? I hope so! There will be three questions on the Teacher-Created Interim Assessment (TCIA) next week. Know them! Since there are only three of these on the TCIA, this is what your grade will look like depending on how many you answer correctly! Works Cited: English Exercise, Inc. "Conjunctive Adverbs." English Exercises, Inc. 19 Nov


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