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Unformatted text preview: Join Ideas After the semicolon, use a conjunctive adverb to indicate relationship. A conjunctive adverb is a transitional word that indicates relationship and is used to join two closely
related, equal thoughts.
Conjunctive adverbs are also known as Transitional expressions
See list on pg. 261 in Little, Brown Handbook Add a semicolon and conjunctive adverb to join ideas She passed the final exam; however, she didn’t pass the course.
I studied for several hours; therefore, I passed the test. Punctuation with Coordination
Punctuation with Coordination When joining two sentences (complete thoughts) with a coordinating conjunction, remember to use a comma. We went to the mall, and then we went to eat. When joining two sentences with a conjunctive adverb, use a semicolon between the sentences and follow the conjunctive adverb with a comma. He didn’t pass the test; however, he passed the class....
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