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Sentence Structure

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Nelson Juarez

on 6 September 2012

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Transcript of Sentence Structure

4 major types of sentence structures subject = main idea or focus in
a sentence A clause that can stand alone
is an independent clause. Something with a subject and a verb is called a clause. What makes a sentence a sentence? Compound Complex Compound/Complex Sentence
Structure So.... Photo credits: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr A subject and a verb! simple compound complex compound/complex Verb = usually the main
action in a sentence The arrow points at the circle. This independent clause
is a simple sentence. IC, IC F
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S or nd or ut r et o Jeffery filled his coffee cup this morning. Cheryl accidentally spilled Jeffery's coffee on his desk. Jeffery filled his coffee cup this morning, but Cheryl accidentally spilled it on his desk. Jeffery thought the best course of action was to pour the remainder of his coffee on Cheryl's head. Jeffery decided to be the bigger person and pour himself a new cup. Jeffery thought the best course of action was to pour the remainder of his coffee on Cheryl's head, yet he decided to be the bigger person and pour himself a new cup. Mr. Vasi recently bought a new motorcycle. Mr. Vasi now needed to find a new helmet to match his new set of wheels. Since Mr. Vasi bought a new motorcycle, he now needs a new helmet to match. Because Mr. Vasi bought a new motorcycle,
he now needs a new helmet to match. Mr. Vasi bought the new motorcycle from his friend after he found a new helmet to match. These words can change the sentence's meaning. Writers can either start with a dependent clause or end with one. A Wh I T E B U S fter, although ich, what, whenever, wherever f hough, that ven though, even if ecause, before ntil, unless ince, so that The Yamma Ensemble performed for the students at ECHS This was a significant opportunity for the students to experience Most students would never learn about the culture and music from Isreal. joined by ,FANBOYS to joined by an AWhITEBUS word to The Yamma Ensemble performed for the students at ECHS, and this was a significant opportunity for the students to experience since most of them would never learn about the culture and music from Isreal.
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