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We put some adverbs outside the clause. They modify the whole sentence or utterance. Evaluative and viewpoint adverbs are good examples of this:

The electric car, surprisingly, does not really offer any advantages over petrol cars. (evaluative)

Personally, I think the show was great. (viewpoint)


Linking adverbs (then, however)--

Linking adverbs show a relationship between two clauses or sentences (e.g. a sequence in time, cause and effect, the contrast between two things):

I left my house in the morning
[sequence]
then
I went to pick up Leanne at her house.

[cause]
We talked until the early hours
and
[effect]
consequently, I overslept the next morning
. (the result of the late night is that I was late the next morning)

The sun will be shining in France.
[contrast]
However
, heavy rain is expected in Spain.

Warning:

We can use then and consequently to join clauses or sentences. We usually use but not however to connect two clauses in the same sentence:

There was no room for them but they got on the train.

There was no room for them. However, they got on the train.

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