serve to connect only clauses. The primary conjunctive adverbs are: so hence nevertheless
however moreover accordingly
besides thus yet
then still furthermore Examples of the conjunctive adverb connecting the clauses of compound sentences: EX.
It was becoming cold; so
I shut the windows. EX.
She was ill; hence
she could not play. EX.
The beach was crowded; nevertheless
, we found a spot
close to the ocean. EX.
I felt he was being greedy; however
, since he insisted, I gave him the money. EX.
Becky doesn't know how to speak Spanish; moreover
, she does not know how to translate text. EX.
The director told us to be quiet; accordingly
, we crept down the stairway and found a seat. EX.
That car is ugly; besides
, it is not large enough for a
Timothy opened a bank account; thus
he hoped to pay off his debt. EX.
She is a careful driver; yet
I always feel nervous in her car. EX.
I prefer not to change jobs; still
, I might have to. EX.
He stared at me in anger; then
he turned and left me. NOTE
You can use a comma to separate the second clause of a compound
sentence connected by and
from the first clause. But you cannot use a comma to separate the second clause of a compound sentence introduced by a conjunctive adverb from the first clause. Instead, you can use a semicolon (;) to separate a clause in a compound sentence introduced by a conjunctive adverb.