Oct.24 , 2013
Coordination and subordination help in creating style which is meaningful.
- Created through coordination
- Additive style
- Patterns 2, 3 and 4 in your blue handout help to understand these types of sentences
- Coordinate 2 ideas of equal importance
- Includes 2 or more independent clauses
- …, and indicated addition
- …, but indicates contradiction
** When joining 2 independent clauses with a coordination conjunction, the conjunction should
be preceded by a comma.
- “then” is NOT a coordinating conjunction
Jill ordered a beer and a burger.
- “and” is a conjunction but NOT a cording conjunction because this is NOT a compound
The Oxford comma is used in series.
You can use a semicolon when combining 2 independent clauses that are similar in topic.
**Conjunctive adverbs can shift to different positions
- They will sound sensible and non-sensible in different places
- Signal relationship between 2 independent clauses
- Preceded by a semicolon and followed by a comma
With compound sentences you want to avoid run-on sentences
Create a compound sentence using the independent clauses. 1. Barbara wanted to go to Homby Island for her holiday. Her husband wanted to go to Las
Vegas to see Elvis.
o Barbara wanted to go to Homby Island for her holiday, and her husband wanted
to go to Las Vegas to see Elvis.
2. Barbara said it was her turn to choose their holiday. Her husband agreed.
o Barbara said it was her turn to choose their holiday, so h