Conjunctive Adverbs

A conjunctive adverb is an adverb that we can use to join two clauses together. The most common of them include:

  • also
  • consequently
  • finally
  • furthermore
  • however

 

  • instead
  • meanwhile
  • nonetheless
  • otherwise
  • indeed

 

  • still
  • then
  • therefore
  • and thus

 

Conjunctive adverbs are always proceeded by a semicolon.

In the following examples, conjunctive adverbs are in bold.

Examples:

  • The country introduced a new tax on gas; consequently, the consumption dropped by 1 percent.
  • He had no spare tyre in the car; therefore, he had to call for help.
  • Millions of fans eagerly waited for the new Harry Potter book; finally, in June, the book was available in bookstores.