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What is a conjunctive adverb?

 

Definition
 

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

Discussion
 

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.
Generic
  A conjunctive adverb is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 45

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 49

 

Crystal 1980 65

 

Mish 1991 278


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