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    redundant connectives

    Hello,

    I was asked if using two connectors together is grammaticaly correct. I believe it's not right because it is redundant. Please, read my sentences and tell me if they are ok. (I'm short of creativity this morning, but I guess I can make my point)

    Traveling abroad is a wonderful experience, and besides (or moreover, furthermore) it's a fun way of learning about new cultures.

    Traveling abroad is a wonderful experiece, but conversely it may be expensive.

    Thanks.
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: redundant connectives

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    Hello,

    I was asked if using two connectors together is grammaticaly correct. I believe it's not right because it is redundant. Please, read my sentences and tell me if they are ok. (I'm short of creativity this morning, but I guess I can make my point)

    Traveling abroad is a wonderful experience, and besides (or moreover, furthermore) it's a fun way of learning about new cultures.

    Traveling abroad is a wonderful experiece, but conversely it may be expensive.

    Thanks.
    There is nothing wrong with using a conjunction and an adverb in sequence. Normally, I would place a comma after the adverb.

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