does not refer to any specific person, thing or amount. It is vague and "not definite." Example: all, another, any, anybody/anyone, anything, each, everybody/everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody/someone words that modify everything, but nouns and pronouns. A word is an adverb if it answers how, when, or where.
Example: Generally, if a word answers the question "how," it is an adverb. If it can have an -ly added to it, place it there.
She thinks slow/slowly.
She thinks how? slowly.
NOTE: A special "-ly" rule applies when four of the senses - taste, smell, look, feel - are the verbs.
Do not ask if these senses answer the question how to determine if -ly should be attached. Instead, ask if the sense verb is being used actively. If so, use the -ly.
Roses smell sweet/sweetly.
Do the roses actively smell with noses? No, so no -ly.
The woman looked angry/angrily.
Did the woman actively look with eyes or are we describing her appearance?
We are only describing appearance, so no -ly.
used to fix a run-on sentence, has a semi colon before and a comma following.
Examples: accordingly, also, besides
consequently, conversely, finally, furthermore, hence, however, indeed, instead, likewise, meanwhile
moreover, nevertheless, next, nonetheless, otherwise, similarly, still, subsequently, then, therefore, thus
A ____ can join two main clauses. In this situation, the ____behaves like a coordinating conjunction, connecting two complete ideas. Notice, however, that you need a semicolon, not a comma, to connect the two clauses here. Example: "The dark skies and distant thunder dissuaded Clarice from her afternoon run; moreover, she had thirty calculus problems to solve for her morning class."
The width of an m. Use this sparingly in formal writing. In informal writing, it may replace commas, semicolons, colons, and parentheses to indicate added emphasis, an interruption, or an abrupt change of thought.
Example: "I pay the bills—she has all the fun."
A semicolon would be used here in formal writing.
"I need three items at the store—dog food, vegetarian chili, and cheddar cheese."
Remember, a colon would be used here in formal writing.
"I wish you would—oh, never mind."
This shows an abrupt change in thought and warrants an this punctuation mark.