# EMPHASIZE

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## EMPHASIZE

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1. EMPHASIZE THE ARGUMENTS YOU LIKE . . . …minimize THE ONES YOU DON’T!

2. Read these two sentences: 1. Although Ruby did not take very much money, she did rob the bank. 2. Although Ruby did rob the bank, she did not take very much money. Sheesh! You don’t have to make such a big deal out of it! Thanks! That’s better.

3. COMPLEX SENTENCES 1. Although Ruby did not take very much money, she did rob the bank. SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS 2. Although Ruby did rob the bank, she did not take very much money. Subordinating conjunctions help hide what’s in the first part of the sentence.

4. COMPLEX SENTENCES 1. Although Ruby did not take very much money, she did rob the bank. COMMA 2. Although Ruby did rob the bank, she did not take very much money. COMMA The part after the comma is emphasized as the most important idea.

5. QUICK QUIZ! 1. Although burning coal causes pollution, it is useful for generating electricity. What is the subordinating conjunction? Although Which idea is emphasized? A. Burning coal causes pollution B. Coal is useful for generating electricity

6. QUICK QUIZ! 2. Even though the President doesn’t get to vote in Congress, he can veto a bill he doesn’t like. What is the subordinating conjunction? Even though Which idea is minimized? A. The President doesn’t get to vote in Congress B. The President can veto bills he doesn’t like

7. QUICK QUIZ! 3. While small states get two Senators just like all the other states, they don’t get very many Representatives. What is the subordinating conjunction? While Which idea is emphasized? A. Small states get two Senators B. Small states don’t get very many Representatives

8. QUICK QUIZ! 4. Although three judges hear a case at the Court of Appeals, there is no jury. What is the subordinating conjunction? Although Which idea is emphasized? A. Three judges hear a case at the Court of Appeals B. There is no jury at the Court of Appeals

9. QUICK QUIZ! 5. Even though I think this quiz was fun, I’m glad it’s over. What is the subordinating conjunction? Even though Which idea is minimized? A. I think this quiz was fun B. I’m glad this quiz is over