Professional Writing Week 3 Notes
Professional Writing Week 3 Notes ENGL 306-01
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Professional Writing Week 3 Notes Subordinate Clause Every clause has a nite verb whether it s a main clause or subordinate clause The difference between a main clause and a subordinate clause is that a man clause can stand on it s own whereas a subordinate clause doesn t make sense on its own A subordinate clause needs a main clause Subordinate clauses are also known as dependent clauses because they depend on the main clause Finite Verb the report that was written by Smith to Jessica Locke who is the supervisor in training Subordinate clause is in brackets Words that indicate Subordinate Clause After f Than How Although Even though Though As Provided Uness Who Because Rather than Unti What Before Since Whether When Even if So that Whie Which Most common word is that Sentence revision Send the report that was written by Smith to Jessica Locke who is the supervisor in training This sentence uses the passive voice where the subject is being acted on Revised sentence Send Smith s report to Jessica Locke the supervisor of training Active voice Correctness Edit 1 Spelling lncorrect spelling not only makes people take your writing less seriously but it distracts them from being able to focus on your point 2 Complete sentences If you have a subordinate clause make sure you have a main clause with it 3 Check Pronouns and Antecedents Pronouns take the place of nouns he she it or his hers theirs Antecedents it are unclear as to what the pronoun is referring to Issues of Pronouns 1Missingfar away It was so hard to nd I had to search everywhere to nd the box 2Anticipating reference 3Ambiguous Use pronouns before antecedents Do this The tree was so tall it was the tallest of the land Not this It was very tall and the tallest tree of the land Pronoun case Subjective case pronouns used as subject Objective case pronoun used as objects of verbs or prepositions Possessive case Pronouns which express ownership can act as adjective in possessive case Pronouns as Pronouns as Pronouns as subjects objects possessive l Me My mine You You Yours yours He She it Him her His Her We Us Our They them Their Who Whom Whose Who vs Whom ln subordinate clauses only If you can answer who quothequot is then use who If you cant answer who quothequot is use whom Who is going to lunch today He is Nick is older than him grammatically incorrect Nick is older than he is l correct subjective not objective He is smarteethan me E He is smarter than I am 5 Check your punctuation With the wrong punctuation people can misconstrue what you mean to say
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