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Select the Conjunctive Adverb

Think you can identify conjunctive adverbs? Take this quiz to find out.

What is a Conjunctive Adverb?

Conjunctive adverbs are a type of connecting words, similar to words such as because or after.

How Have Semicolon Rules Changed?

Semicolon rules have changed. But the changes happened a century ago, so the rules you learn now should last you awhile.

Why Is English Spelling So Complicated?

The English language has always "borrowed" words from other languages.

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