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Unformatted text preview: Sentience Combinhg Joining Ideas to Show Basic Logical Relationships Coordinating Conjunctions The most common way we have of joining sentences is to use words called co- ordinators, or coordinating conjunctions, and the ones we use most frequently are and, but, and so. John took typing lessons, and he never regretted it. Mary took flying lessons, but she couldn't afford to fly often. I needed to relax, so I put away my work. The coordinators not only join the two sentences but also show the logical relationship between the ideas in them. And indicates the addition of two sim- ilar ideas; but tells us that there is some kind of logical opposition between them; so indicates that the first one is the reason for the second one. In addi- tion to these three words, we use four others in the same way-to join sen- tences while showing the logical relationship between the ideas in them: ol; fol; yet, no?: It is easy to remember these seven words if you remember the word FAN- BOYS. FANBOYS is an acronym, a word formed from the first letters of other words. The word FANBOYS is made up of the first letter of the seven coordinators: For And Nor But Or Yet So There are two reasons for remembering the FANBOYS words, the coordi- nators. The first is that, as in the sentence examples just given, when we use Robinson, William S. Texts and Contexts: A Contemporag) Approach to College Writing, 5th ed. Boston: Thomson/Heinle, 2003. 2003....
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