Grammer: Coordination in Compound Sentences

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NOTES: Grammar as Rhetoric and Style: Coordination in the Compound Sentence •Coordination puts equal value or significance on two or more parts of a sentence •Coordination can be used to join sentences, phrases words and even independent clauses. •When coordination is used to combine two sentences it creates a compound sentence. •Coordination conjunctions

-And, but, or nor, for, so, yet
Correlative conjunctions
-Not only, but also, either or, just as….so also
A semicolon can also be used to connect the sentences.
A semi colon with a conjunctive adverb (however, indeed thus, moreover, in fact, therefore, etc.) can also be used to connect two independent clauses. •Without a semicolon it can be harder for the reader to understand a correlation or relationship between the ideas in each independent clause PUNCTUATION OF SENTENCES THAT CONTAIN COORDINATION.

A comma indicates a pause.
A semicolon indicates a full stop within a sentence which combines 2 thoughts. •A semicolon can effectively establish coordination between sentences. COMMA SPLICES
Replacing a conjunction or semicolon with a comma is called splicing the clauses. •Spicing:”joining loosely or ineffectively”
A coma splice can be replaced with a coordination conjunction, a semicolon, or even a period. •The best way to fix a splice is to either divide it into 2 separate sentences of use coordination to create a compound sentence. RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC STRATEGY

Writers use coordinating conjunctions to create a more cohesive long sentence than compared to two shorter ones. •Helps create fluency
The job of conjunctions is to point out the relationship between two ideas. -Contrasting ideas are signals with the words but, yet or however -Related ideas are signaled by words of cause and effect, thus, for or therefore. •A semicolon can also be used to signify balance. “It is not this; it is that” •The semi colon links the two independent clauses which are parallel in all...
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