Grammar in EAP

Clause Compexes and Complex Sentences

Subordination & Coordination: Exercise

Coordinate Clauses

In coordinate clauses, one clause is combined with another clause of the same status, i.e. at the same level. This forms a compound sentence. The clauses are usually combined by using words such as or, for, nor, or but, and also punctuation in writing.

Combine the simple clauses below to form compound clauses:

  1. Nicolson's account is far too discreet. Nicolson's account obscures some of the most important features of the crisis.
  2. In other cases joint tenancy is inconvenient. Joint tenancy rarely occurs.
  3. In the months after 20 July 1944, Hitler had become a distant shadowy figure. Hitler was only seldom to be seen now in newsreels. Hitler was hardly ever speaking to the nation. Hilter was no longer being seen in public.
  4. Much of the work centred on the complex biology of the malaria parasite. The work centred on improvements in the methods of testing potential antimalarial drugs.
  5. It was an attractive idea. It led nowhere.
  6. Much has been done to control mosquitoes. The mosquitoes have adapted to survive in the face of new enemies.
  7. There were some attempts at consultation with Commonwealth finance ministers in 1947 and 1949. The the relationship is perhaps symbolized by the fact that the RSA countries were not consulted on devaluation in 1949.
  8. While London did not consult the Dominions much on financial matters, it lacked the political will to make the rigorous control of dollar imports effective in those countries. Perhaps it also lacked the administrative means.
  9. There is little sign that the government was able to find the time to assess the framework within which balance-of-payments policy was conducted. The government did not have the inclination either.
  10. Marx was not the first to denounce the wretched condition of the working class in capitalist countries. He was not the first to point out that those who produced the wealth, the workers, were the poorest.
  11. However much one may value identification with one's community, it cannot be a foundation of an obligation to respect the law. Also it cannot be a basis for the general authority of governments over all their subjects.
  12. The political implications of this are obvious. The State is not necessary for peace, whose basis must be found elsewhere.

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