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Chapter 14. Coordination and Subordinati... > Coordination: All the Right Moves - Pg. 138

Coordination and Subordination: What to Say When the Cops Come 138 To correct a stringy sentence, place closely related ideas in one sentence, and less closely related ideas in their own sentences. Here's a variation that achieves logic as well as emphasis of ideas: · Because Mount Everest, in the Himalayas, is the world's tallest mountain, climbing it is very difficult. It was not until 1963 that the first explorers, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Horgay, con- quered the mountain to great acclaim. Why Not Give It a Shot? Take a few minutes to link the following simple sentences by adding coordinating conjunctions, correlative conjunctions, conjunctive adverbs and semicolons, or semicolons alone. 1. In the Great Fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down. Only six people were injured. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ New York stockbroker Bill Wilson and Ohio surgeon Robert Smith both had a drinking problem. They joined forces and started Alcoholics Anonymous. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Most people don't keep their New Year's resolutions for more than a few weeks. They don't make resolutions in the first place. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 2. 3.