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Writing: Subordination and coordination — Harder example

Writing: Grammar

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- [Instructor] My grandfather often tries to persuade me that he is still groovy, but how groovy can he be if he still uses the word groovy? I actually like the way that that's written because they're saying, my grandfather often tries to persuade me that he is still groovy, that means kind of cool for those of you who might be too young to know what groovy means, but that's a good point. But how groovy can he be if he still uses this word groovy? So I like that, this but it's kind of turning the tide on the first part of the sentence. And that's why you would use a but. So I'm leaning toward no change, but let's feel good that we can rule out the other choices. My grandfather often tries to persuade me that he is still groovy because how groovy can he be if he still uses the word groovy. Well because implies that the grandfather does this thing because of this thing. So because of how groovy can he be that's the reason why he tries to persuade him or his granddaughter, or his grandson that he's still groovy. No, that doesn't make sense. My grandfather often tries to persuade me that he is still groovy, meaning how groovy can he be if he still uses the word groovy. No, that also doesn't make sense because meaning would mean that there's some type of clarifying that is going on of the first part of the clause and that's not what's going on here. You actually have kind of an opposition to the first clause. It's kind of contradicting it a little bit. It's like, how groovy can he be if he still uses the word groovy. And that's why but is a really good thing there. My grandfather often tries to persuade me that he is still groovy since how groovy can he be if he still uses the word groovy. So once again, since kind of draws a natural cause and effect. Since this this is happening. But it isn't since how groovy can he be if he still uses the word groovy. That's not somehow causing him to persuade his grandchild that he's still groovy. So this also doesn't feel right at all. I really like this. These two clauses are kind of in opposition. They're kind of contradicting, they don't contradict but this second clause opposes the first one in kind of a fun way. It turns the tide back on it by using the word groovy in and of itself. So it's actually just a fun sentence. So I'm gonna actually fill in the answer, don't wanna forget filling in your answer.