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What is a connective?



Here are two senses of connective:

  1. A connective, in its most common usage, is an expression having a function similar to that of a conjunction.
  2. A connective, broadly defined, is any linguistic unit that links two other constituents together.




    Conjunctive adverbs

Examples (English)
  • and
  • or
  • but
  • whereas
  • in case
  • thus
  • the result is
  • so much that

Rudolph 1988 110–111


Crystal 1985 66


Rudolph 1988 97–98, 110–111

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