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In addition…. Moreover…, and furthermore…!

All three of these conjunctive adverbs are used to indicate that you have something more to say than what you’ve just said.  They are a little like conversational traffic signs that say “Wait!  I’m not done yet!  I’ve got something more to say…


Grammar and Usage: “historical” vs. “historic”

“Historical” and “historic” are obviously related. Both pertain to history or the potential to be remembered in history. However, they rarely overlap in usage.  edit


What Are Conjunctive Adverbs?

Certain adverbs have a meaning that draws a connection between one idea that is being expressed and another idea that comes immediately after. These adverbs are often called “conjunctive adverbs” because of this ability to connect ideas. (The prefix “con-” means “together,” and…


Grammar and Usage: “cite” vs. “site”

“Cite” and “site” sound alike and are spelled almost the same, but their meanings and functions are quite different.  The meanings of “cite” are connected with telling or reporting or documenting. The meanings of “site” are connected with places where things happen.  Another…


Grammar and Usage: “connote” vs. “denote”

Grammar and Usage: denote vs. connote The word “denote” refers to what a word literally means. For example, the word “beach” denotes an area next to a large body of water, no more and no less.  A beach can be a cold, rocky,…