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No civilization has experienced such rapid alterations in their spiritual and mental lives , and in the material conditions of daily existence. 60
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Beware of Faulty Grammatical Coordination The committee recommends revising the curriculum to recognize trends in local employment and that the division be reorganized to reflect the new curriculum The committee recommends that the curriculum be revised to recognize trends in local employment and that the division be reorganized to reflect the new curriculum The committee recommends revising the curriculum to recognize trends in local employment and reorganizing the division to reflect the new curriculum 61
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Exceptions to Grammatical Parallelism Noun phrase coordinated with a how-clause We will discuss the problems of education in developing nations and how coordinated efforts can address them in economical ways. Coordinate an adverb with a prepositional phrase The proposal appears to have been written quickly , carefully , and with the appropriate focus. 62
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From Short to Long We should devote a few final words to a matter that reaches beyond the techniques of research to the connections between those subjective values that reflect our deepest ethical choice and objective researches. We should devote a few final words to a matter that reaches beyond the techniques of research to the connections between objective researches and those subjective values that reflect our deepest ethical choice. 63
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From Short to Long We should devote a few final words to a matter that reaches beyond the techniques of research to the connections between those subjective values that reflect our deepest ethical choice and strongest intellectual commitments , and objective researches. We should devote a few final words to a matter that reaches beyond the techniques of research to the connections between objective researches , and those subjective values that reflect our deepest ethical choice and strongest intellectual commitments. 64
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Emphasizing Coordination Both X and Y Not only X but Y (n)either X (n)or Y Great Britain is a good trading partner and a reliable ally in the war against terrorism Great Britain is both a good trading partner and a reliable ally in the war against terrorism 65
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Emphasizing Coordination Respect the grammatical coordination Coordinate verbs, nouns, etc. but do not mix When you punctuate carefully, you not only help readers understand a complex sentence more easily, but you enhance your own image as a good writer When you punctuate carefully, you not only help readers understand a complex sentence more easily, but enhance your own image as a good writer 66
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Balance and Symmetry Balance and symmetry Sound, rhythm, structure, meaning Balanced coordination And, or, not, but, yet Uncoordinated balance No magic, but reading and practice 67
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Balanced Coordination The national unity of a free people depends upon a sufficiently even balance of political power to make it impractical for the
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