5.2 Using adverbs in compound sentences
The two independent clauses that form a compound sentence are often linked through an adverb. You met most of these adverbs in Week 5 when you looked at ways to link ideas. The most common of these adverbs are listed in the following table.
|Adding emphasis||Giving an example||Adding a consequence||Adding a contrasting idea||Adding a similar idea|
as a result
on the other hand
on the contrary
Compound sentences linked through an adverb are structured as follows:
|First independent clause||Semi-colon||Adverb||Comma||Second independent clause|
|Researchers have studied AIDS for many years||;||however||,||a vaccine has not been found yet.|
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