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Lecture 3

CMN 279 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Sentence Clause Structure, Dependent Clause


Department
Communication
Course Code
CMN 279
Professor
Dianna Nubla
Lecture
3

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Thursday, February 25, y
Week 4
Chapter #7: Delivering Negative News
-Buffer: 1-3 sentences that smoothens negative news delivery
-Explanation: amount of detail is dependent on the audience
Direct Approach of Delivering Negative News
-Negative news before explanation
-Usually intro,
OR—————————————————————————————————————-
Indirect Approach of Delivering Negative News
-Negative news after explanation
-Goodwill closing
Delivering Negative News
-Longer (usually complex sentence)
-Negative news = dependent clause —> Contrastive conjunction (even though,
though, although, despite) + Negative news + Positive news
Example:
Even though I have several deadlines approaching, next week is Reading Week!
Passive Voice:
-[OBJ] + [VERB] + [SUB]
-A refund cannot be granted.
-Positive wording:
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