The Adverb That Gets Bumped up to Conjunction

Sometimes an adverb gets pulled out to the beginning of a sentence to form a "bridge" to the sentence before it. It becomes a linking word for the two sentences and shows a relationship between the two sentences. This is called a conjunctive adverb. Some examples are however, moreover, nevertheless, therefore, still, thus, yet, then Generally there is a comma before a conjunctive adverb. When it has more than one syllable, it has a comma after it; when there is only syllable, there is no comma. ...He had sent her the money. He therefore expected a response. ...He had sent her the money; therefore, he expected a response. ...I had explained it several times. He still didn't understand. ...I had explained it several times; still he didn't understand. Happy punctuating! Margie