I hate milk and therefore I hate chocolate.
i read a rule that when a cojunctive adverb joins 2 independent clauses it should be seperate using a semicolon but there is another rule that a adverb can be puncuated using set off commas as well, both rules can be used here. there i am confused about how to punctaute a conjunctive adverb in this sentence. Please advise the correct punctaution. Also, is it wrong to say "and therefore?"
I think different people would use different punctuation, but I would go for this:
I hate milk and, therefore, I hate chocolate.
Both rules are correct. The problem is that you have a potential conjunctive adverb and a conjunction together. Thus, "therefore" becomes just an adverb here. The "and" does the conjoining.
Originally Posted by chandni
I hate milk; therefore, I hate chocolate.
I hate milk, and, therefore, I hate chocolate.
As TDOL suggested, some would leave out the comma between "and" and "therefore", making the two words a sort of combined conjunction. The additional comma is more widely accepted.
The punctuation having been dealt with, the logic of the sentence escapes me. :wink:
I think it is the milk chocolate he hates. BMO
Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
Either that or chocolate milk.
Originally Posted by bmo
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