Independent Clauses Emphasize Claims
Claim 1: Since the program lowers the crime rate by giving free heroin to the addicts, it won’t help them end their addiction.
Claim 1 Flipped: While the program doesn’t help addicts end their addiction, it reduces the crime rates in the city by providing the addicts free heroin in the cleanest way possible.
Dependent Clauses Minimize Objections
Claim 2: While the addicts will unfortunately remain dependent on heroin, the city will have the opportunity to thrive.
Claim 1 Flipped: Although this program might save the city, the addicts will still be dependent on heroin.
In Class Exercise
Using “A Price Too High” as your subject matter, produce three sets of sentences, like those above, that flip the dependent and independent clauses to prove different claims.
Claim 1 Flipped:
Claim 2 Flipped:
Claim 3 Flipped: