Last year, I wrote on the challenge I face being both an English teacher/grammar stickler and a parent of teenagers. I feel an obligation, as all parents should, to help my children communicate well — to avoid the likes and ums and pronoun case errors that so abound in teenage conversation. But I also want my kids to know their dad listens to what they say, not just how they say it.
Yesterday, I did a post on the common problem of comma splices. During my explanation of how to fix this error, I mentioned conjunctive adverbs; so, I thought some more information might be helpful. It may not be the most fascinating topic, but it’s simple and important.