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Coordination and Subordination:The Compound/Complex Sentence:

       Two or more independent clauses (main ideas)

       One or more dependent clauses (subordinate ideas)


Ex: Because she stayed home from school, she didnít get the homework, so her friend brought it to her.


To Do:

Example:Page 429, Ex. 10, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12

       Decide which of your three ideas is dependent and which two are independent.


       Decide where your dependent clause will go (before/after/within).


       Select a subordinating conjunction based on the relationship you want to convey (page 425).


       Select a coordinating conjunction to connect your two independent clauses (FANBOYS; 423).


       Check your punctuation:

If dependent clause comes first, put a comma between it and the independent clause.If it comes second, only put a comma between it and the independent clause it if it is unnecessary to the meaning of the sentence.


Put a comma before your coordinating conjunction.If you use a conjunctive adverb (pg. 424), put a semicolon before the conjunctive adverb and a comma after it.