Those Conjunctive Adverbs

If you followed the conversation on the previous blogs on the word so, you know that a conjunctive adverb needs a period of semicolon in front of it when it starts a new sentence. And that is the key to look for: Is it in front of a complete sentence?

…Ron had had three speeding tickets; yet he was not deterred from driving fast.
…Hanson was on the committee; still he didn’t seem to know what was going on.

When there is not a complete sentence after the conjunction, use only a comma.

…Ron had had three speeding tickets, yet was not deterred from driving fast.
…Hanson was on the committee, still didn’t seem to know what was going on.

Happy punctuating!

Margie

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