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What is a conjunctive adverb?



A conjunctive adverb is an adverb that functions like a conjunction by expressing the relationship between independent sentences.


In English, a conjunctive adverb’s position in a sentence is flexible.

Examples (English)
  • I don’t like the job; still, I’ll take it.
  • I don’t like the job; I’ll take it, still.
  A conjunctive adverb is a kind of

Pei and Gaynor 1954 45


Hartmann and Stork 1972 49


Crystal 1980 65


Mish 1991 278

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