Relating Propositions: How Ideas Work Together
Propositions (clauses, sentences, paragraphs) can be related in a variety of ways. These relationships are typically described by the conjunctions that connect them. Below are just a few examples of the kind of ways that propositions can be related.
Relationship of Propositions:
The way that ideas are related, usually determined by the conjunctions.
Some possible relationships are highlighted in the following sentences:
When she heard the glass break, Mrs. Smith came quickly to the window.
She was so mad that she began to yell at the kids.
He ran, but he could not get away.
Note: Relating Propositions will be explored in more detail in future sections, but for now, notice that the key to relating propositions is usually the conjunctions.