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Conjunctive Adverbs and Transitional Expressions

If you are using conjunctive adverbs, such as however, therefore, also, next, then, thus, or furthermore, or transitional expressions, such as for example, for instance, of course, then remember to follow the rules to avoid splices and fused sentences.

Conjunctive adverbs

• Comma splice: The executive never read the report, however, he made his decision anyway.
• Correct: The executive never read the report; however, he made his decision anyway.

Transitional expressions

• Comma splice: Soft drinks have a larger market share than dairy products, for example, California sold 58 times more soda than milk.
• Correct: Soft drinks have a larger market share than dairy products. For example, California sold 58 times more soda than milk.


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