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Chapter 14. Coordination and Subordinati... > Subordination: What I Did for Love - Pg. 139

Coordination and Subordination: What to Say When the Cops Come 139 Subordination: What I Did for Love Coordination shows the relationship among equal independent clauses; subordination, in contrast, shows the relationship between ideas of unequal rank. Subordination is connecting two unequal but related clauses with a subordinating conjunction to form a complex sentence. When you subordinate one part of a sentence to another, you make the dependent clause develop the main clause. Sub- ordination can help your sentence in many ways. Here are three biggies: · To trace ideas unfolding · To show specific relationships among ideas · To stress one idea over another You Could Look It Up Subordination is connecting two unequal but related clauses with a subordinating conjunction to form a complex sentence. As a result, subordination can give your writing and speech greater logic, coherence, and unity. Quoth the Maven