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Top tips to write well: Tip Three: Use subordinate conjunctions properly

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Tip Three: Using subordinate conjunctions

Make sure there are two parts to the sentence when your sentence begins with any of these words:

Incorrect: Although the research was completed. 
This is called a fragmented sentence because it does not express a complete thought….you are left asking, ‘although the research was completed….what’s next?’ To fix this sentence you need to add a comma and then add the rest of the sentence.

Correct: Although the research was completed, the results have yet to be published. 

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