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Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences

Created for 7th grade classrooms
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Ms. Majette

on 8 October 2013

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Transcript of Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences

Simple Sentences
(A simple sentence is just an independent clause.)
Compound Sentence
What is a compound sentence?
Complex Sentence
What is a complex sentence?
A subordinate clause combined with an independent clause.
Simple, compound, and complex
sentences

Objective: You will understand how to create simple, compound, and complex sentences.
First things first...
What is a clause?

A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb.
What are two key facts that you can pull from this definition?
What is an independent clause?
A clause that can stand on its own.
What are three key facts that you can pull from this pane?
Example:
She

ran
a marathon.
2 independent clauses joined with a comma and a coordinator.
Coordinator?
Simple! Coordinators are the FANBOYS!
(For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So)
Exmple #1:
I am not a fan of coffee
, so

I drink a lot of Diet Coke.
Your Turn!
Please combine the following simple sentences into compound sentences for your remaining two examples. Do not change the order of the clauses.
2. Our lunch line walks quietly through the halls. We are respectful.

3. I would like school to be a safe place. I will behave safely.
Sentence Math! IC + , + FANBOYS + IC = Compound Sentence
Key Facts:
You tell me!
Must contain a subordinator.
SC first = ,
IC first = no ,
Subordinators:
although, because, since, if, before, after
Sentence Math!
SC + , + IC = Complex Sentence
IC + SC = Complex Sentence
Example!
Although I go to bed late, I wake up on time!
Your Turn!
Please combine the following simple sentences into compound sentences for your remaining two examples. Do not change the order of the clauses.
2. I did not make the mess in the cafeteria. I will help clean it up to show that I am responsible.

3. Food fights do not happen at our school. We are safe, respectful, and responsible.
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