Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Learning something new--Grammar

I know, your rolling your eyes. "How can grammar be new?"


Being a writer I need to keep perfecting my grammar, so I'm always glad to learn something new. But having said that I will always need an editor, because writer's are blind to their own mistakes, unfortunately. 


However, I can still improve thus making my editor's job a little easier. *wink*


Someone asked me a question, which I was not entirely sure of. Is "then" a conjunction?


I thought it was, hmm?


So I decided to look it up, just to be sure.



Yes, "then" is a conjunction. To be more precise its a conjunction adverb. 

conjunctive adverb is an adverb that connects two clauses. Conjunctive adverbs show cause and effect, sequence, contrast, comparison, or other relationships.




James walked across the room then sat in a chair. (That walk must have tired poor ol' James out.)





Conjunctive Adverbs
also
hence
however
still
likewise
otherwise
therefore
conversely
rather
consequently
furthermore
nevertheless
instead
moreover 
>>>then<<<
thus
meanwhile
accordingly


2 comments:

Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

I always need to learn new things too, Janice. We as writers never stop. :)

Janice said...

Hi Lisa,

I agree. And grammar is one of those things that is constantly changing, so we have to keep changing with it.

Janice~