Today’s Standard. 1.3 Use subordination, coordination, apposition, and other devices to indicate clearly the relationship between ideas. General Definitions:. subordination : below or less important. Example: In the workplace, if someone is your subordinate they are below you in rank.
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1.3 Use subordination, coordination, apposition, and other devices to indicate clearly the relationship between ideas.
below or less important.
Example: In the workplace, if someone is your subordinate they are below you in rank.
equal in value; balanced.
Example: When you coordinate your shoes, you match them so they are equal.
showing that one idea has less value by its placement in a sentence
If two simple sentences are closely related but unequal in importance, combine the sentences and turn the less important idea into a subordinate clause to show its subordinate (or inferior) position.
Example: Many women could not cast a vote in a federal election. The Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920.
Combined: Many women could not cast a vote in a federal election until the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920.
The bold part is an example of subordination.
placing ideas in a sentence so that they have equal value.
coordination is achieved by connecting equal ideas from separate sentences, and joining them with a conjunction.
Example: Kangaroos carry their young in pouches. Koalas carry their young in pouches.
Combined: Kangaroos and koalas carry their young in pouches.
The red part shows coordination.
using appositives and appositive phrases correctly.
A noun or pronoun placed beside another noun or pronoun to identify or describe it.
Example: The cosmonaut, Yuri Gagrin, was the first person in space.
An appositive and its modifiers.
Example: Officer Webb, one of the security guards, caught the burglar.
Determine whether the following show subordination, coordination, or apposition.