English Grammar : Adverbs of Conjunction

Uses of Adverbs of Conjunction in English Grammar

What is Adverbs of Conjunction?

"The word used to connect ideas or clauses is called adverbs of conjunctions, they show consequence or effect or the relation between the two clauses."

"The word "conjunctive" comes from the Latin word for "join together."

Conjunctive adverbs are words that join independent clauses into one sentence. A conjunctive adverb helps you create a shorter sentence. Conjunctive adverb is an adverb or adverbial phrase that indicates a relation or connection in meaning between two sequential independent clauses (or main clauses).

When you use a conjunctive adverb, put a semicolon (;) before it and a comma (,) after it.

» Clause 1 : He was going for an important deal.

» Clause 2 : He made sure he reached on time.

We use Conjunctive Adverb "accordingly" to join two clauses and the sentence will be as under:

» He was going for an important deal; accordingly, he made sure he reached on time.

Adverbs of Conjunction are:
also, conversely, likewise, otherwise, consequently, indeed, still, therefore, subsequently, thus, accordingly, besides, finally, hence, instead, however, moreover, nevertheless, next, similarly, nonetheless, otherwise, then, furthermore etc.
Uses of adverb of Conjunction:
  • • I tried my best; however, I couldn’t make it.
  • • Initially he was adamant; finally, he agreed.
  • • The vegetables were fresh; hence, satisfactory.
  • • As the sky is blue; likewise, the ocean is blue.
  • • I don't want to play more; besides, I'm too tired.
  • • The storm was strong; nevertheless, we reached home.
  • • The little baby fell asleep; then, the doorbell rang.
  • • Hurry up; otherwise, you will be late for the lacture.
  • • All fathers are men; conversely, not all men are fathers.
  • • I will finish the jobwork in few days; next, you can pay me.
  • • I was getting late for the meeting; therefore, I took a taxi.
  • • He is doing well in studies; also, he is improving in sports.
  • • I don’t want ice-cream; instead, I will have a piece of cake.
  • • His parents are very anxious; indeed to find a trainer for him.
  • • He was told to speak briefly; accordingly he cut short his speech.
  • • He was charged with murder; subsequently, he arrested by local police.
  • • The movie is too long; nonetheless, it is interesting and entertaining.
  • • Get up early in the morning; otherwise, you will be late for the school.
  • • Riya did not like the chokopie; consequently, she threw it in the trash.
  • • Your presentation is perfact; moreover, you gave some interesting speech.
  • • The teacher behaved responsibly; similarly, his class behaved the same way.
  • • He doesn't speak English; thus, it has been difficult for him to find a job.
  • • I hadn’t seen him for 20 years; still, I recognized him immediately when I saw him.
  • • He had not discussed the matter with her; furthermore, he had not even contacted her.
Most common Adverbs of Conjunction are:

» However : Yet, on the other hand, in spite of

» Consequently : As a result, resulting in

» Moreover : Beside, in addition

» Conversely : Opposite of, contrary to

» Uses of adverb of conjunction: 'However':
  • • We have not yet won; however, we shall keep trying.
  • • In whatever manner or way; however he did it, it was very clever.
  • • Having a car can be very convenient; however, it's expensive to buy.
» Uses of adverb of conjunction: 'Consequently':
  • • Alex decided not to use a map; consequently, he got lost.
  • • There has been a great deal of rain; consequently the reservoirs are full.
  • • Ronak studied well; consequently, he found a very good job after his study.
» Uses of adverb of conjunction: 'Moreover':
  • • I wanted all these things; moreover I wanted them all done correctly.
  • • My wife is an extremely intelligent person; moreover, she is completely generous in the giving of her time.
  • • The cameras will deter potential criminals; moreover, they will help police when a crime actually is committed.
» Uses of adverb of conjunction: 'Conversely':
  • • All fathers are men; conversely, not all men are fathers.
  • • Some wrong answers were marked right and, conversely, some right answers had been rejected.
  • • We provide tech-support seven days a week; conversely, our competitors only provide tech-support six days a week.
Related Topics :
Types of Noun in English Language
Types of Pronoun in English Language
Types of Verb in English Language
Types of Adverb in English Language
Types of Adjective in English Language
Kinds of Preposition in English Language
Types of Conjunction in English Language
Uses of Interjection words in English Language


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