Connective Adverb

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What are Connective Adverbs?

A connective adverb as its name suggests links ideas within a sentence or between sentences, helping to show relationships and transitions in writing.

Common examples of connective adverbs include:

  • additionally,
  • alternatively,
  • moreover, and
  • therefore.

Connective adverbs express a wide range of meanings, including addition, as shown below.

  • The use of hydrogen would reduce the price of fuel for vehicles. Additionally, it would be good for the environment.

Connective adverbs can also express concession, as the following example show.

  • It has been reported that the company has received several new orders from Asian countries. However, company officials would not confirm this.

In addition, connective adverbs also express contrast, summation, result, and transition.

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