If a conjunctive adverb is used at the beginning of the sentence then use a comma immediately afterwards. For example:
Sometimes the interruption of flow is weak so a comma isn’t necessary.
Here is another example of proper comma use.
Examples of Conjunctive Adverbs
Some of the most common conjunctive adverbs are:
Example Sentences Using Conjunctive Adverbs
Note that all of the above adverbs are words that connect ideas. A few sentence examples may help you in deciding how to use them.
The above sentences demonstrate how conjunctive adverbs create smooth transitions between ideas. You can see how they show comparison, contrast, sequence, or cause-effect and usually occur between independent clauses or sentences. Once you recognize them and understand the punctuation rules for using conjunctive adverbs, you’re sentences will flow much more smoothly with clear, concise meaning.
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