Grammar & Mechanics Module 7

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BA 324 – Business Communication Fall 2010 – Holmes Module Seven Combine and Refine for Sentence Variety Sentences that begin with the same phrase or word are repetitive and boring to read. Similarly, sentences that do not vary their length can make prose sound choppy. Your writing will become more lively and fluid by combining sentences that are linked by content. Two writing strategies can help you create more varied, interesting sentences. Coordination refers to combining sentences with conjunctions such as and, but, for, or, nor, so and yet. Before: Newspapers provide in-depth articles on various topics. Many newspapers are still losing circulation. After: Newspapers provide in-depth articles on various topics, but many are still losing circulation. Subordination links sentences with similar ideas to create one sentence by using words such as after, although, because, before, if, since, unless, until, when, where, whether, which, or who . Before: Most freshmen live in dorms. Most freshmen gain 15 pounds during their first year in college. After: Most freshmen who live in dorms gain 15 pounds during their first year in college. ----------------------------- Revise the following sentences by combining using coordination or subordination. 1. The Marketing Department will conduct a survey to determine the types of products that best serve the customer. The Marketing Department sometimes initiates ideas for new products. 2. Data Delivery Systems makes burglar alarm systems that meet government standards. Data Delivery Systems leases its products to business and industry. 3.
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