40+ Conjunctive Adverbs List in English for ESL Learners

Conjunctive Adverbs in English! In this article, you will learn the basics of conjunctive adverb for English grammar including the definition, usage, and examples.

What is Conjunctive Adverb?

Definition and Usage

  • conjunctive adverbadverbial conjunction, or subordinating adverb is an adverb that connects two clauses by converting the clause it introduces into an adverbial modifier of the verb in the main clause. For example, in “I told him; thus he knows” and “I told him. Thus he knows”, “thus” is a conjunctive adverb.
  • Conjunctive adverbs are preceded by a semicolon or a period (full stop). They are usually followed by a comma. For example, “I told him; however, he did not remember” and “I told him. However, he did not remember” are both valid.

List of Conjunctive Adverbs

Let’s take a look at a list of conjunctive adverbs below.  You’ll see there are many to choose from.

  • Accordingly
  • Additionally
  • Also
  • Anyway
  • Besides
  • Certainly
  • Comparatively
  • Consequently
  • Conversely
  • Elsewhere
  • Equally
  • Finally
  • Further
  • Furthermore
  • Hence
  • Henceforth
  • However
  • In addition
  • In comparison
  • In contrast
  • Incidentally
  • Indeed
  • Instead
  • Likewise
  • Meanwhile
  • Moreover
  • Namely
  • Nevertheless
  • Next
  • Nonetheless
  • Now
  • Otherwise
  • Rather
  • Regardless
  • Similarly
  • Still
  • Subsequently
  • Then
  • Thereafter
  • Therefore
  • Thus
  • Undoubtedly
  • Yet

Examples of Conjunctive Adverbs

  • You must do your homework; otherwise, you might get a bad grade.
  • I won’t be attending the show; therefore, I have an extra ticket for anyone that can use it.
  • We were supposed to go dancing after dinner; however, we went home instead.
  • Amy practiced the piano; meanwhile, her brother practiced the violin.
  • Marion needed to be home early; as such, she left work at 3 p.m.
  • Bob loved Mary with all his heart; however, he knew he could not be with her.
  • I cleaned my room; then I went to the store.

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Patricia Aituk S
Patricia Aituk S
3 years ago

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