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.
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.