Some adverbs join the principal clauses of a compound sentence. You should use a comma and a coordinating conjunction or a semi-colon to connect the clauses: EX.
The players were in a hurry to go, and so
they did not wait for the bus. EX.
The players were in a hurry to go; so
they did not wait for the bus. Some conjunctive adverbs are
: so, thus, also, hence, consequently, moreover, still, nevertheless, therefore, however.
Subordinating Conjunctive Adverbs
When adverbs join subordinate clauses to the words in the sentence which they modify, we refer to them as subordinating conjunctions
. These include: as, when, where, while, since, though, although, as-if, if, than, before, until, till, unless, for, wherever, whenever, whereas,
I will go to the baseball field when
school is out. EX.
You should see our theater while
you are here. EX.
They will arrive tonight if
the bus is on time.
Special Distinctions1) Some
is a pronominal adjective: I have some money. Somewhat
is an adverb: I am somewhat low in funds. 2) Good
is an adjective:
He does good work. Well
is either an adverb or an adjective: He works well
(adverb). He is not well
(adjective) enough to work. 3) Only
is an adjective: Ourselves, alone at the party
is either an adverb or an adjective: The car stops at this crossing only
(adjective). No, it
(adverb) slows; it doesn't stop.