13.1 Grammar

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Jennifer B. Rodriguez
Professor Medina
ENC1102
3 March 2015
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1. Many motorists are unaware of the dangers of texting while driving, but lawmakers have taken the matter into their own hands. Because many motorists are unaware of the dangers of texting while driving, lawmakers have taken the matter into their own hands. 2. The tallest human on record was Robert Wadlow who reached an amazing height of eight feet, eleven inches. The tallest human on record was Robert Wadlow; he reached an amazing height of eight feet, elven inches. 3. Some employers provide on-site care for the children of their employees, while others reimburse workers for daycare costs. Some employers provide on-site care for the children of their employees, yet other reimburses workers for daycare costs. 4. The number of American vaccine manufacturers has plummeted because the industry has been hit with a flood of lawsuits. The number of vaccine manufacturers has plummeted; as a result, the industry has been hit with a flood of lawsuits. 5. Most crustaceans live in the ocean; some also live on land or in freshwater habitats. Most crustaceans live in the ocean. However, some also live on land or in freshwater habitats. 6. She inherited some tribal customs from her grandmother; she knows the sewing technique called Seminole patchwork. She inherited some tribal customs from her grandmother and she knows the sewing technique called Seminole patchwork. 7. Don't throw that soda can in the trash. Recycle them!

Don't throw that soda can in the trash; recycle them.
8. My West Indian neighbor has lived in New England for years, nevertheless, she always feels betrayed by the winter. Because my West Indian neighbor has lived in New England for years, she always feels betrayed by the winter. 9. The hope diamond in the Smithsonian Institution is impressive. In fact, it looks even larger. The hope diamond in the Smithsonian Institution is impressive; in fact, it looks even larger. 10. Because you signed up for the course, now you'll have to do the work. You signed up for the course; therefore, now you'll have to do the work. 37.2

We might disagree on the causes of global warming. We cannot ignore that it is happening. We still experience cold winters, average global temperatures has risen drastically for the past three decades. Polar ice caps are melting. Sea levels are rising. Scientists predict more extreme weather in the coming decades. Drought will probably be more common. Flooding and tropical temperatures might cause large amounts of methane gases to be released. This could be disastrous for our atmosphere. Climate change may have human causes; it might be a natural occurrence. We must find ways to save our planet. We might disagree on the causes of global warming; however, we cannot ignore that it is happening. Although we still experience cold winters, average global temperatures has risen drastically for the past three decades. Polar ice caps are melting; as a result, sea levels are rising. Scientist predict more extreme weather in the coming decades, in fact, droughts will probably be more common. Also, flooding and tropical temperatures might cause large amounts of methane gases to be released, which could be disastrous for our atmosphere. Climate change may have human causes and also it might be a natural occurrence. Nevertheless, we must find ways to save our planet. The difference I see between both of them is that the first paragraph (periods and semicolons) is more insipid and the rhythm goes faster. On the contrary, the one with transitional words is more coherent because it uses the transitional words to amplify the reader’s understanding by introducing the sentences and linking them. The version I prefer is the second one. In my opinion, transitional words are very important in connecting ideas together, smoothly and logically. Whether a writer uses them at the beginning of a paragraph or to move from one paragraph to the other, they...
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