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Appropriate Conjunctive Adverbs

Each item below offers a choice, in a pull-down menu, of four conjunctive adverbs for expressing various logical relationships. For each numbered item, select the conjunctive adverb that best fits in the sentence or pair of sentences. After you select a conjunctive adverb, an answer box at the bottom of the page will give you feedback.

1. The plan was to take a Caribbean cruise. , we ended up staying home.
Instead: CORRECT! The plan was to take a Caribbean cruise; INSTEAD, we ended up staying home.
Next: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Besides: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Subsequently: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.

2. I tried hard to convince her to stay. , I gave up.
Thus: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Moreover: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
In the end: CORRECT! I tried hard to convince her to stay. IN THE END, I gave up.
Meanwhile: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.

3. There's lots of choices on the menu. ,  you could try the lamb chops.
Then: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Otherwise: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Furthermore: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
For example: CORRECT! There is lots of choices on the menu. FOR EXAMPLE, you could try the lamb chops.

4. He doesn't seem to be very nice to her. , he is pretty ugly.
Finally: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Plus: CORRECT! He doesnt seem to be very nice to her. PLUS, he is pretty ugly.
As a result: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Otherwise: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.

5. I wish you hadn't taken down the trees. , it was so much shadier.
Before: CORRECT! I wish you hadn't taken down the trees. BEFORE, it was so much shadier.
Example: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Therefore: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN.
Additionally: INCORRECT. TRY AGAIN