Conclusive – Coordinating Conjunctions

Conclusive coordinating conjunctions (conjunções coordenativas conclusivas), as the name implies, express a consequence or conclusion. These are similar to explicative coordinating conjunctions, but they more specifically indicate a cause and effect relationship between parts of the sentence.
The most common simple conjunction is portanto therefore.
Example:
Não quero ir, portanto não vou I don't want to go, therefore I won't go
In the right context, pois and logo can also be included in this group (although as standalone words they don’t really have clear English translations).
Examples:
Está frio. Não vou, pois, sair It's cold so I won't go
Não estuda, logo não tem boas notas She doesn't study, so she doesn't have good grades
Here are some common conjunction phrases included in this group:
por isso for that reason
por conseguinte consequently
Example:
Ela não toma banho, por conseguinte cheira mal She doesn't take baths; consequently, she smells bad

Comments:

  • Co-ordinating conjunctions are a very difficult area to learn but the whole unit has helped me immensely in my understanding. I am much improved by the lessons although I guess that I will tend to use the simpler “spoken” conjunctions where appropriate…….but I should be able with more effort in this area to understand the many more which tend to be used in the written form.
    This is a series of units to revisit and relearn at a later stage.

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