Asked by Serina Butler on Jul 07, 2024

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In each set below, choose the sentence that uses the correct coordinating or subordinating conjunction and that is punctuated correctly. Then select the letter of the correct answer. Which sentence uses the correct coordinating or subordinating conjunction and is correctly punctuated?

A) Alpert Construction could not put up the tool shed for another two months; therefore, we decided to build it ourselves.
B) Alpert Construction could not put up the tool shed for another two months, therefore, we decided to build it ourselves.
C) Alpert Construction could not put up the tool shed for another two months, therefore; we decided to build it ourselves.

Coordinating Conjunction

A word that connects clauses, sentences, or words of equal syntactic importance, such as "and," "but," or "or."

Subordinating Conjunction

A word or phrase that introduces a dependent clause, connecting it to an independent clause, and indicating a relationship between the two, such as time, reason, or condition.

Punctuated Correctly

Marked with all necessary punctuation marks in accordance with the rules of grammar.

  • Understand the function and proper use of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions in sentence construction.
  • Recognize and apply correct punctuation in complex sentences involving coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
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Dr. MELESSE Asfaw

1 week ago

Final Answer :
A
Explanation :
Sentence A uses the coordinating conjunction "therefore" correctly to connect two independent clauses. The comma after "months" separates the two independent clauses as required. Sentence B incorrectly uses a comma to separate the conjunction "therefore" from the first independent clause. Sentence C incorrectly uses a semicolon before "we decided" when a comma should be used.