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The word therefore is not a conjunction, and therefore you cannot use it to connect two clauses.

Read the sentence given below. It is an example of the incorrect use of therefore.

As you can see, therefore is incorrectly used as a conjunction in the above sentence. We can correct this mistake in several different ways. For example, we can split the sentence into two clauses.

Note that when therefore comes at the beginning of a sentence, we use a comma to separate it from the rest of the sentence.

Instead of a full stop, we can use a semicolon.

We can also use a conjunction to connect these two clauses.

Another example is given below.

This sentence needs to be rewritten as:

The conjunction so has a similar meaning to therefore.

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