Hierarchical conjunctions can provide valuable information about the relationships among elements.

There are many ways to indicate hierarchies. However, two main categories are subsets (less inclusive groups within a larger group) and supersets (more inclusive groups that contain a smaller group).

EXAMPLES OF HIERARCHICAL CONJUNCTIONS

Establishing and identifying hierarchies among concepts can be an extremely powerful way to organize thinking and writing. Using hierarchical conjunctions among elements of an argument can help establish context and make writing stronger and more explanatory.

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