How to use Conjunctive Adverbs (GREAT for writing assignments!)


Hey how’s it going I’m Marc – there are
many English books however none of them may be helpful Jennifer wants a big
wedding meanwhile her fiance wants a small private one learning how to use an
iPhone is difficult for my mother buying it for her birthday was a mistake indeed
it was only a small gift but it was gratefully received nonetheless in this
lesson we’re going to take a look at conjunctive adverbs so stay tuned right conjunctive adverbs let me tell
you that I’ve already talked about conjunctions if you want to watch all
those lessons you may click here so let’s start by describing adverbs
adverbs are words that modify verbs clauses sentences adjectives or even
other adverbs if you want to watch a lesson on adverbs you may click here
conjunctive adverbs are adverbs that join two clauses together these clauses
are independent ones we can mention accordingly
additionally besides instead likewise however rather still etc I’m going to
post a graph listing all the conjunctive adverbs on my community section so you
can download it when we talk about conjunctive adverbs it’s important to
say that punctuation is extremely important a semicolon or period what is
a semicolon it’s this sign this one or period period is used at the end of the
first independent clause at the end of the first independent clause then
follows a conjunctive adverb followed by a comma so the formula would look like
first Clause semicolon or period plus conjunctive adverb plus comma plus
second clause so let’s list some examples first one following a semicolon
there are many English books semicolon however which means by contrast none of them may be helpful so you can see the first Clause right there are many
English books then we need the conjunctive adverb however which means
by contrast and then the second clause none of them may be helpful let’s look
at another example you need to stop watching TV that much semicolon
otherwise which means differently you’ll become blind this is also an example
of yes the first conditional so you see you need to stop watching TV that
much this is the first clause and so the condition otherwise otherwise you’ll
become blind and this is the result if you want to watch lessons on the first
conditional you may click here so let’s look at yet another example I’d like to
invite you out for dinner semicolon unless which means except you had other
plans already this is also an example of the second conditional if you want to
watch a lesson on the second conditional you may click here however this is yes
the condition I’d like to invite you out for dinner and then the result unless
you have other plans already so I’d like I would like and then had past simple for
our next group let’s listen ones that follow a period Jennifer wants a big
wedding period meanwhile which means at the same time her fiance wants a small
private one so you can see Jennifer wants a big wedding is the first clause
then we have the conjunctive adverb meanwhile then it follows a comma
her fiance wants a small private one the second clause let’s look at another
example I’ve decided to quit my job I’ve decided to quit my job period
furthermore which means in addition comma I have exhausted all the options
so you can see I’ve decided to quit my job which is the first clause and then
we have a period then we have furthermore which is a conjunctive
adverb comma and then we have the second clause and for the last example my son
was supposed to go out with John last night period instead the conjunctive
adverb which means as an alternative comma he chose to stay in the second
clause now I’m going to erase this and we’re going to look at yet other two
uses of conjunctive adverbs so let’s look at other uses if the break of the
main clause is weak then do not use commas what do I mean by this so let’s
look at my introductory example learning how to use an iPhone is difficult for my
mother okay buying it for her birthday was a mistake
indeed so you can see that here indeed which means certainly doesn’t have a
comma before it why because the main clause is weak so we need this adverb or
this conjunctive adverb so buying it for her birthday was a mistake indeed
certainly right so it reinforces buying it for her birthday so the main clause
let’s look at yet another example driving to work during a blizzard is hard
I will therefore without a comma I will therefore which means consequently call
a taxi tomorrow so therefore which is the adverb here is
is needed in the sentence without it it would be weak the sentence so we need to reinforce I will therefore consequently call a taxi tomorrow so the last point
that I want to talk about is that conjunctive adverbs are also used at the end of a clause don’t forget to use a comma before it so my introductory example was
it was only a small gift but it was gratefully received nonetheless so here
nonetheless which means however is preceded by a comma so we have a comma right there so let’s look at the last example of this lesson after playing
chess with his friends Sean was too proud to admit defeat he
did admit he wasn’t concentrated however so however means yet it’s the same thing
and it’s preceded by a comma so we can even use nonetheless like here or therefore or indeed it’s a conjunctive adverb but remember to use a comma before it
okay if you want to use it at the end of the sentence I will cite a quotation by
Henry Rollins just to give you another example
I try to be well-informed I don’t know how well I do all the time but I try
nonetheless so that’s it for today if you have any questions comments or if
you want to post your own example you may do so under this video if you
haven’t subscribed to my channel I suggest you do if you want to share the
lesson please do I will really appreciate it having said that I will
see you next week with a new English lesson take care bye bye

26 thoughts on “How to use Conjunctive Adverbs (GREAT for writing assignments!)

  1. You need to stop watching tv that much; otherwise, you'll become blind. Is this sentence correct? In your explanation you mentioned that we need semicolon + conjunction + comma. However, you didn't write the comma after likewise and however in your first example. Thank you!

  2. Sima plays badminton and she won the game ; moreover ,she joined at debate club in the school.

    Sima plays badminton and She won the game.Moreover, she joined at debate club in the school.

    Are both sentence correct?I am confused because from internet I found rules to use main clause+;+conjuntive adverb+,+main clause

    Your video is very helpful.Thank u so much for your effort.

  3. Dear Sir, Is the word " and " itself is an an Conjunctive Adverb or Adverb or Conjunctions only ?

  4. In case of first clause followed by a semicolon..

    Before describing you have written,
    !st clause+ ; or . + conjunctive adverb + , + 2nd clause

    But while teaching you were different in case of semicolon.

    Thank you for the lesson.

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