Another PowerPoint presentation adapted from WORDSMITH: Essentials of College English by Your Friendly Neighborhood Teacher Man Enzo Silvestri BA BEd MA. College English Essentials. Coordination and Subordination. Chain Letter Dear Friend,
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WORDSMITH: Essentials of College English
Your Friendly Neighborhood Teacher Man
Enzo Silvestri BA BEd MACollege English Essentials
The Wright Brothers plane at Kittihawk was a simple construction made of a motor, wood cloth, and wire.
Today the stealthy F-22 fighter plane, like an effective sentence, is much more sophisticated.
Ideas expressed in short simple sentences can be joined to make a more effective sentence.
Coordination is a method that can be done in two ways
Use a comma and a FANBOYS conjunction, or
Use a semicolon and a joining word.Connecting Ideas Through Coordination
The other method of coordination is by using a semicolon and a joining word.
Once again, a complete sentence (independent clause) should appear on both sides of the semicolon.
Mary thought she would have extra money left over at the end of the month.
She did not anticipate having to buy a new battery for her car.
Mary thought she would have extra money left over at the end of the month; however, she did not anticipate having to buy a new battery for her car.Semicolon and Joining Word
She picked up a banana and a granola bar and walked out the door.
Becausedependent clause,independent clause
A tractor-trailer truck had turned over, blocking two lanes.
Independent clause becausedependent clause
emphasis on the pay
emphasis on the danger
emphasis on the cheer
emphasis on the run
Go forth and remember to coordinate